The Anonymous Widower

The Much-Loved Railway Food Carrier Bag

Coming back from Liverpool yesterday on Avanti West Coast, I treated myself to a coffee and a Nakd bar.

I took this picture after I’d cleared away and put all the rubbish in the bag.

These bags seem to be unique to British trains and I’ve never seen one in use on the many foreign trains, I’ve used all over the world.

Yesterday, the train was a Pendolino and I had no trouble carrying my coffee back to my seat, whilst the train tilted.

Were these bags invented by British Rail?

I can never understand, why they are not used by takeaways, as they are ideal for carrying food and drinks without spilling anything and they are much easier to carry and are ideal for collecting up the rubbish to put in a litter bin.

May 5, 2023 - Posted by | Food, Transport/Travel | , , , ,


  1. So does Avanti do recycling?

    Or does it al go in one bin.

    All very well having a paper bag but less so if the recycling does not follow.

    Comment by chilterntrev | May 5, 2023 | Reply

    • I don’t know what Avanti does, but having been over SELCHP in South London, I suspect it has any metal automatically extracted and the rest is incinerated to produce electricity.

      All my recyclables go in green sacks here, so someone must be able to sort out the valuable cans.

      Comment by AnonW | May 5, 2023 | Reply

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