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Dutch railways to replace on-board toilets with PLASTIC BAGS... and they're only to be used in 'emer

 

Dutch railways to replace on-board toilets with PLASTIC BAGS... and they're only to be used in 'emergencies'

By Hugo Gye
 

Last updated at 8:26 PM on 7th October 2011

Dutch train passengers are out of luck if they get caught short on their journey.

Those embarking on short-haul journeys will have to use specially designed plastic bags if they need to go to the toilet.

The national rail operator says that the bags will only be used in an emergency, when passengers are trapped on a train.

 
Innovative? 'Sprinter' trains will now contain specially designed plastic bags to be used as makeshift toilets

Innovative? 'Sprinter' trains will now contain specially designed plastic bags to be used as makeshift toilets

'Sprinter' trains, which run between the Netherlands' main cities, were designed without bathrooms to save space.

The idea of using plastic bags instead, due to be introduced from today, has been met with scepticism by politicians and the public.

A spokesman for the train company has confirmed that the 'pee-bag' plan is not a joke.The bags will be kept in the conductor's booth, out of sight of passengers.

They have a cup-shaped plastic top and contain a highly absorbent material that turns urine into a gel-like mixture.

After use the bags can be sealed and thrown away



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