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« on: August 10, 2022, 08:07:48 am »

Bristol post paper reporting that toilets on platform 10/12 will re-open.
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2022, 12:07:06 pm »

Noticed a new ladies toilet had appeared (10/12) when travelling through recently
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« Reply #3 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 (Regional Development Agency) on p13. (When did Beach line trains start using those high-numbered platforms?)
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« Reply #4 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 (Regional Development Agency) 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...
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 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?
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2022, 06:05:09 am »

Next stop toilets at the weston end of platform 6 and 8 to be re-opened?
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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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