Bus driver toilets at Walworth Depot

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-06-21
Session date: 
June 21, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1439
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Bus drivers on route 68 based at Walworth Depot have contacted me about 30 pence charges to use toilets at the end of their route and have told me that bus drivers are being refused entry to toilets at train stations despite wearing full uniform and presenting their Transport for London (TfL) travel pass with a photograph.

Following your commitment to: "improve working conditions for London's bus drivers by ensuring that all have access to a toilet on their routes for all hours of their working day," will you ensure that toilet facilities for bus workers are free to use in all bus depots and train stations? 

Answer

Answer for Bus driver toilets at Walworth Depot

Answer for Bus driver toilets at Walworth Depot

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I understand and share drivers' frustration at having been asked to pay to use toilets at Euston station.

I am pleased to update you that the issue has been resolved following discussions between Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail. Bus drivers reaching Euston Station can now use the facilities there free of charge if they show their employee passes.  TfL continues to liaise with Network Rail to identify opportunities to make more toilets available to bus drivers.