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Journey by Journey => London to Swindon and Bristol => Topic started by: infoman on August 10, 2022, 08:07:48 am



Title: toilets to be re-opened at Temple Meads
Post by: infoman on August 10, 2022, 08:07:48 am
Bristol post paper reporting that toilets on platform 10/12 will re-open.


Title: Re: toilets to be re-opened at Temple Meads
Post by: the void on August 10, 2022, 10:27:04 am
Here's the link:

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/lost-toilets-brought-back-life-7441712

They actually opened on 1 June, so just a couple of months late Bristol Post!

They were also never 'forgotten' or 'lost'. Everyone knew they were there, there was just no cash to refurbish them, until now.


Title: Re: toilets to be re-opened at Temple Meads
Post by: Phantom on August 10, 2022, 12:07:06 pm
Noticed a new ladies toilet had appeared (10/12) when travelling through recently


Title: Re: toilets to be re-opened at Temple Meads
Post by: Bmblbzzz on August 10, 2022, 05:04:26 pm
Noticed a new ladies toilet had appeared (10/12) when travelling through recently
Also noticed this recently while waiting for train to RDA on p13. (When did Beach line trains start using those high-numbered platforms?)


Title: Re: toilets to be re-opened at Temple Meads
Post by: Red Squirrel on August 10, 2022, 05:34:05 pm
Noticed a new ladies toilet had appeared (10/12) when travelling through recently
Also noticed this recently while waiting for train to RDA on p13. (When did Beach line trains start using those high-numbered platforms?)

We do seem to get more variety since they started running through to Weston S M, though I can't remember coming in that far east...


Title: Re: toilets to be re-opened at Temple Meads
Post by: johnneyw on August 10, 2022, 09:26:47 pm
Saw that the ladies facilities had been reopened on Sunday last when I spotted the reinstalled (I think) modesty screen.
No evidence of the gents being reopened yet.... perhaps there were none to start with.



Edit to add that I've now seen that the Bristol Live article does refer to gents loos there as well.


Title: Re: toilets to be re-opened at Temple Meads
Post by: froome on August 11, 2022, 05:25:16 am
Here's the link:

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/lost-toilets-brought-back-life-7441712

They actually opened on 1 June, so just a couple of months late Bristol Post!

They were also never 'forgotten' or 'lost'. Everyone knew they were there, there was just no cash to refurbish them, until now.

I'm not sure that everyone knew. I, for one, certainly didn't!

I assume, back in the day, every platform would have had a toilet?


Title: Re: toilets to be re-opened at Temple Meads
Post by: infoman on August 11, 2022, 06:05:09 am
Next stop toilets at the weston end of platform 6 and 8 to be re-opened?


Title: Re: toilets to be re-opened at Temple Meads
Post by: Bmblbzzz on August 11, 2022, 08:15:38 am
Here's the link:

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/lost-toilets-brought-back-life-7441712

They actually opened on 1 June, so just a couple of months late Bristol Post!

They were also never 'forgotten' or 'lost'. Everyone knew they were there, there was just no cash to refurbish them, until now.

I'm not sure that everyone knew. I, for one, certainly didn't!

I assume, back in the day, every platform would have had a toilet?
Probably not back in Brunel's day.


Title: Re: toilets to be re-opened at Temple Meads
Post by: the void on August 11, 2022, 11:15:07 am
Saw that the ladies facilities had been reopened on Sunday last when I spotted the reinstalled (I think) modesty screen.
No evidence of the gents being reopened yet.... perhaps there were none to start with.

Edit to add that I've now seen that the Bristol Live article does refer to gents loos there as well.

These toilets were originally gents, but they have been reconfigured into ladies, as the demand for extra ladies toilets is greater (you just have to look at the queues for the ladies).



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