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Toilet charges scrapped at Edinburgh Waverley station

Network Rail has now put an end to charges at all of its busiest railway stations.

By STV News

Published 01 Apr 2019.

Toilet charges have been scrapped at all of Britain's busiest railway stations.

On Monday, Edinburgh Waverley, London Liverpool Street and London King's Cross became the last of 20 Network Rail stations to make their toilets free to use.

The public sector body previously charged up to 50p per person to use the facilities.

Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines said: "Passengers have told us that toilets are an important issue for them and taking this step is just one of a number of small measures we are taking to put our passengers first, by helping to make their journeys a bit more hassle-free."

Anthony Smith, chief executive of independent watchdog Transport Focus, said: "Scrapping toilet charges is a welcome step for passengers.

"Toilets are a priority for improvement at stations according to our research and will signal the end of fumbling around in your pocket for change to spend a penny."

Other improvements being made at Network Rail stations include the introduction of water fountains, better and more seating, and reducing clutter on concourses.