On Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:01:55 +0100, Someone Somewhere
Post by Someone Somewhere
I do wonder with Paddington (and other covered stations where there will
be no weather to deal with the waste) whether it would be possible to
have installed some form of drainage underneath where the toilets are
when the train stops (I know it's not exact, but some kind of trough in
the rough location with a flushing mechanism could do the job and not
leave it festering).
Or of course retrofit the trains with storage tanks....
What trains are left without now? HST with only a few more years use
and what else. So a problem that has been around for over a century
isn't really worth spending much money on for the last few years that
the situation exists.
It's something that should have been dealt with years ago, though
people were a bit more attuned to reading and obeying the signs "Do
Not Flush in Station" than in recent times. The problem has become
worse since most passengers are used to toilet facilities where it
doesn't matter plus the attitudes of a lot of people today where any
request is regarded as an affront to their human rights to do what
they like when they like.
Even so the tracks were never completely clean,
without getting too disgusting perhaps a layer of hot ashes being
dropped regularly left a more acceptable appearance than an emulsion
of oil and faeces.