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    Southern Railway to axe toilets from new train fleet


    The new fleet of trains will be introduced in December


    A train company has been branded a "disgrace" by union chiefs after it emerged some of its new fleet will have no toilets on board.
    Southern Railway opted to forgo the facilities on its latest trains running on the Portsmouth to Brighton service.
    The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers' union (RMT) said it was "unacceptable" due to a journey length
    The firm said trains would run in areas with short journeys where most people travel for less than half an hour.
    A journey from Portsmouth to Brighton can take up to an hour and a half.
    Independent rail passenger watchdog Passenger Focus said the decision was a blow for passengers who were elderly, had medical conditions and travelled with children.
    Southern Railways said the trains, which are to be introduced in December, have been designed to create more space for passengers.
    But RMT general secretary Bob Crow called the move "unacceptable" and said it runs the risk of turning carriages into "stinking cattle trucks" creating appalling conditions for passengers and staff.


    "The route has always had toilets on board in the past," he said.
    "This is the main connection between two major cities on the South coast.
    "One and a half hours without any toilet facilities on board is unacceptable."
    He said RMT was already set to ballot members of Southern Railway for industrial action after cuts to security led to an increase in assaults on staff.
    A Southern Railway spokeswoman said the new trains would have a "refreshed interior" including new seats and flooring, a passenger information system and flexible spaces for wheelchairs and cycles.
    She added other trains in its fleet also did not have toilets on board.
    "Quite a few other operators do not have toilets," she added.
    The Department for Transport said there were no rules on whether or not toilets should be available on trains.
    "We expect rail companies to provide a good service," he added.
    "However, it is not for the Government to micromanage the industry."
    Anthony Smith, chief executive of Passenger Focus, said: "This is definitely a blow for passengers, especially those travelling with children.
    "However, these changes will help to reduce overcrowding which will be welcomed by passengers.
    "Our research shows that passengers are unhappy with station toilets, so it is essential that Southern improves them quickly."



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    Default Re: Southern Railway to axe toilets from new train fleet

    more space to cram more people in, will have to be an out of the window job
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    Default Re: Southern Railway to axe toilets from new train fleet

    to be honest I didn't even realise the older trains had bogs on until the other day, and generally I get pissed off when i'm stood up on a virgin train and the huge toilets they have takes up half a carriage.
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    Default Re: Southern Railway to axe toilets from new train fleet

    If you can't hold it in for 90 mins, you should be wearing a nappy.

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    Default Re: Southern Railway to axe toilets from new train fleet

    I'm sure most tube lines are probably around an hour and a half end to end and people manage on them.

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    Default Re: Southern Railway to axe toilets from new train fleet

    You people seem to overlooking the obvious,Brighton is the UK's home of OAPs.

    They don't stink of piss for nothing you know.

    90 minutes on a train without incontinence bloomers is going to see a lot of wet seats on those new trains.

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    Default Re: Southern Railway to axe toilets from new train fleet

    What a load of bollox that report is.

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    Default Re: Southern Railway to axe toilets from new train fleet

    Quote Originally Posted by 4me2 View Post
    You people seem to overlooking the obvious,Brighton is the UK's home of OAPs.

    They don't stink of piss for nothing you know.

    90 minutes on a train without incontinence bloomers is going to see a lot of wet seats on those new trains.
    it's also the home of another much aligned minority, with their destroyed rectums and leaking arseholes.

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    Default Re: Southern Railway to axe toilets from new train fleet

    Quote Originally Posted by GTI View Post
    it's also the home of another much aligned minority, with their destroyed rectums and leaking arseholes.
    I'm opening a pink nappy concession at Brighton Station.

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    Default Re: Southern Railway to axe toilets from new train fleet

    none of you have kids then? its the norm to get in the car or train and they need a piss!

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    Default Re: Southern Railway to axe toilets from new train fleet

    Quote Originally Posted by sirdave View Post
    none of you have kids then? its the norm to get in the car or train and they need a piss!
    Stop moaning about the kids you chose to have. If they cant go 90 minutes without pissing then they can't go on the train and puke on me or make annoying noises.

    On a less arseholish note, I too think people should cope with 90 minutes without the toilet. There's toilets at both ends after all, and with private railways it's the customers who are paying for the wasted space and extra time taken to maintain and clean them.

    According to the railway people the line is mostly used for short local journeys anyway, so like the tube it will not require toilets as most people will not go the entire length.

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