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Author Topic: Network Rail to abolish station toilet charges in 2019  (Read 2266 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2018, 12:09:36 pm »

......hark.....I hear the first "Oooooooooooooos gunna pay for it?" of Spring!  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2018, 07:46:02 pm »

About time. Hopefully this will put pressure on the TOCs who charge at stations they manage.

Are there any stations where TOCs charge?

The concourse toilets at Plymouth, although platform toilets are free. Whilst I get its to detur vandalism, its disgusting that you need to pay 20p/30p to use the toilet, especially if you have a genuine medical reason too, although I think there is a key you can buy from the council for that?
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« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2018, 09:47:24 pm »

About time. Hopefully this will put pressure on the TOCs who charge at stations they manage.

Are there any stations where TOCs charge?
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Wimbledon
Guildford

There's probably others.

Wimbledon, Guildford and Clapham Junction no longer charge. At Wimbledon the turnstiles have been removed. At Guildford you now enter via an open gate next to the turnstile and at Clapham Junction the turnstile has been adjusted to be in an open position. (One of the bars removed perhaps?)
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« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2018, 11:13:17 pm »

Meanwhile, in Gloucester we have five new toilets costing 20p.

Personally I am not particularly fussed if it means a well cleaned and looked after toilet. However wouldn’t pay for Paddingtons again..
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« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2018, 09:30:13 am »

Oooooooooooooo's gunna pee for it?
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« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2018, 09:33:50 am »

Oooooooooooooo's gunna pee for it?

The term "spend a penny" will need to be updated ...

It will be paid for out of the general farebox and other income of the station operator, as is the electricity used for lift rides up and down to footbridges.  Imagine if station lifts required 20p in the slot to make them work!
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« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2018, 09:37:54 am »

Grahame.  You do need to set up a post of the week section.  Yours should be the first entry Cheesy
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« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2018, 09:47:30 am »

Oooooooooooooo's gunna pee for it?

The term "spend a penny" will need to be updated ...

It will be paid for out of the general farebox and other income of the station operator, as is the electricity used for lift rides up and down to footbridges.  Imagine if station lifts required 20p in the slot to make them work!


Would be quite a money spinner, might help to keep the fare rises down to inflation - 0.000001%.
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« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2018, 11:05:50 am »

Oooooooooooooo's gunna pee for it?

Now if they could find a way to convert that waste to power.....
There have been trials and experiments before but I guess they couldn't be economically justified.
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« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2018, 11:21:55 am »

Now if they could find a way to convert that waste to power.....
There have been trials and experiments before but I guess they couldn't be economically justified.

We had the "Poo Bus" ... and with retention tanks on the new trains, isn't fuel being collected now?
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« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2018, 11:37:03 am »

Meanwhile, in Gloucester we have five new toilets costing 20p.



I assume you are referring to the town rather than in the station?

On my trips to Gloucester I invariably use the gents on the platform as the toilets on the train from Bath are often out of order, and if not, are hardly fit for use.
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