Network Rail rakes in £1.4m from Victoria Station toilet as Southern strikes roll on

Oliver Gill and Helen Cahill
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Passengers have been shelling out to use the loo in Victoria station (Source: Getty)

The delays and disputes are bad enough. Now, City A.M. has found out that Network Rail is making 67 per cent more on its toilet in Victoria due to the Southern strikes.

Network Rail owns the loos in Victoria station, which hosts the Southern train service. This year, Network Rail’s takings at the toilet have hit £1.4m.

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Victoria is also one of the most expensive places to spend a penny. One visit will sets passengers back 50p. In Euston and Paddington, passengers pay 30p.

The toilets in Victoria have been recently refurbished, hence the price rise, which came in in April 2015. You can take a shower, and talk to the full-time toilet attendant.

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A Network Rail spokesperson said: "Victoria station toilets have undergone a huge refurbishment recently and now offer top of the range facilities including a full-time toilet attendant and showers.

"The price to use them has increased to reflect these changes and are on a par with other local amenities. This change has seen increased takings which are used to cover costs and are invested elsewhere in the station as Network Rail is a public company that ploughs any operating surplus back into the railway."

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