Valerie Vaz – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Valerie Vaz on 2016-02-22.

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.

Claire Perry

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.