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ScotRail scraps plans to make station toilets free

ScotRail has scrapped plans to let passengers wee for free at four of its stations. 

The firm was considering scrapping charges for using the toilets at Aberdeen, Fort William, Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness stations.

But it's now said that making the toilets free was "not a viable option", after there were concerns raised about the potential for increased anti-social behaviour.

And last month it increased the price of using the toilet in these four stations from 30p to 50p, citing rising costs for staff and cleaning supplies.

Charges at Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central stations, which are operated by Network Rail, were scrapped earlier this year after the network pledged to make toilets free at all its stations.

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What does ScotRail say?

A ScotRail spokesperson said: "The vast majority of toilet facilities provided by ScotRail are free and open to all – this includes every toilet on board our trains, and the accessible toilets at stations.

"After carrying out full safety assessments, gaining feedback from industry partners and assessing the long-term costs, it was established that removing charges at four stations was not a viable option."

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