Disgusting First Great Western trains

1234 First Great Western Reading-Gatwick train at Guildford Station

1234 First Great Western Reading-Gatwick train at Guildford Station

On the 1234 Reading-Gatwick train, three coaches only one toilet for the entire train, and it was not functional.

The lock on the door did not work, as you walked into the toilet, an unpleasant stench, the water from the tap was little more than a dribble, there was no soap.

Even at the end of the day, this would not be acceptable, at lunchtime, middle of the day, this is totally unacceptable. But it is typical of First Great Western trains, and has become the norm. For at least a decade, we have been hit by fare increases running at double the rate of inflation, and yet they cannot keep their toilets clean and functional.

I raised with the two guards on the train. They agreed, totally unacceptable and said they would file a report.

This is not a trivial matter. We now have bacteria that are resistant to all antibiotics. One of which is e.coli. A situation not helped by companies like First Great Western who are helping to spread disease.

Soap is very effective at destroying bacteria, it breaks down the cell walls, as does the physical action of washing hands.

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