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« on: December 07, 2018, 10:33:13 pm »

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When a steel box suddenly materialised in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac, residents at first wondered whether they had received a visit from Doctor Who. The truth is more down to earth.

The structure, which appeared without warning on the street, is a loo for bus drivers, and was installed by Transport for London at the last stop of the R2 route to Biggin Hill. Neighbours have nicknamed it the “Turdis” and are now battling for it to be removed.

Although the facilities are perfectly OK for passengers ... I do know of a station that GWR will not base staff at for shifts because there's no loo available.  Perhaps the outer end of every bus route, and every station that has an operational requirement, will need loos within the next five years.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 10:22:47 am »

I've certainly seen portaloos stationed at the terminal stops of some outer-suburban routes – albeit I can't think of any in the UK. A reason not to open the drivers' loos to passengers is probably that they would soon become filthy.
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