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Crossrail Line: Sanitation

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 27646, tabled on 22 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the planned availability of toilet facilities is (a) on Crossrail trains and (b) at Crossrail train stations.

Answered on

25 February 2016

The Elizabeth line, being constructed by Crossrail, will be a high-frequency metro-style train service, and will carry an estimated 200 million passengers a year.

The vast majority of journeys will be of a short duration and on board toilets would take up a significant amount of space.

It is therefore not intended that toilets will be provided on the new trains as these would displace approximately 600 passengers per hour. 80 per cent of stations on the Elizabeth line will have toilet facilities.

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