Network Rail has announced that the toilets at Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds train stations will be free to use from the 17th of December.
Weirdly described as a "long-overdue Christmas present for passengers," the announcement by by Rail Minister Andrew Jones is part of a £15m package of improvements to the rail network.
Far from spending a penny, the toilets at those three stations currently cost between 30 and 40p per whizz. There's no extra charge for a number two, though.
Those charges really add up: the BBC reports that Network Rail made £5.4m from paid train toilets in 2015-16 and £4.8m in 2016-16. That's a lot of money to piss up the wall.
Chief Exec of watchdog Transport Focus, Anthony Smith, said between sips of an enormous bottle of water:
"It's vital that the benefits of the £15m package is [sic] spent on things that matter to passengers across the north of England - improved reliability and less uncertainty caused by disruption."
We're all for improved reliability and less uncertainty around where we can wee. Now if you'll excuse us, nature's calling.
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