Public toilets at Birmingham New Street have been able to raise more than £700,000 in the last three years, recent data released by Network Rail has been able to reveal.
The loos – which currently cost 30p a go – brought in £226,690 in 2014-15 alone. However, a large proportion of the money made is spent either staffing the toilets, or providing ‘consumables’ like soap and toilet paper, the same data has been able to reveal.
A Network Rail spokesperson said: “Network Rail the biggest and busiest stations in Britain. Toilet facilities are available at all these stations and are open to everyone, not just rail users.
“The small charge we make for using the public toilet facilities in our stations helps to maintain them, ensures they are fully staffed and prevents misuse such as vandalism and other anti-social behaviour.
“Any profit from station toilets is reinvested in the railway and passenger facilities.”
Despite concerns raised by rail passengers’ groups, charging a fee for access is the most sensible solution when it comes to public toilets’ funding, and this is exactly where Toilet Turnstiles could really puts its experience to good work.
Our toilet turnstiles are built from graded stainless steel, for easier cleaning and maintenance, and also come equipped with lockable lids to prevent unwanted access. Furthermore, the separate coin box offers very versatile mounting options, as it can be installed either in front of the turnstile, at the side or alternatively, on the wall, with the cash box at the rear.
The turnstile’s coin mechanism can be programmed for virtually any combination of coins with a secure cash box to hold them, while the additional counters for the number of entries made will enable a thorough level of control over the system’s operation.
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