Southern Railway in the UK is introducing a fleet of new trains in December this year which will have a ‘refreshed interior’ including new seats and flooring, a passenger information system and flexible spaces for wheelchairs and cycles. But some of them will not have toilet facilities.
Union chiefs have branded the move a ‘disgrace’ as one of the new ‘no loo’ routes is Portsmouth to Brighton, a journey which can take up to 90 minutes.
They believe that the elderly, people with medical conditions and those travelling with young children will especially suffer as a result of this measure.
The main idea behind the move is to make more space available for passengers. The other idea, of course, is for passengers to relieve themselves before making a journey.