Toilets on Crossrail

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0918
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thank you for your response to Question No: 648 / 2012. I am pleased that you agree that the provision of public toilets is an important issue. Do you agree that if Crossrail stations have toilets installed then it would not just be passengers taking advantage of the facilities? Who do you envisage users of these facilities to be?

Answer

Answer for Toilets on Crossrail

Answer for Toilets on Crossrail

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am glad that you appreciate the answer I gave to MQ 648/2012, and recognise the lengths Crossrail has gone to ensure there is adequate toilet facilities along the Crossrail route.

The majority of Crossrail stations will have ticket gates. Where there are toilets they will be located on the 'paid-side' of the ticket gates. The use of station toilet facilities will therefore be limited to Crossrail passengers, or other members of the public using rail services that interchange with Crossrail.

The exceptions will be London Paddington and London Liverpool Street stations. The toilets at these stations are not on the paid side of the ticket barriers.

Seven Crossrail stations with toilet facilities will not have ticket gates. Arrangements will be put in place by the future Crossrail Operator for controlling access to these toilet facilities.