New Beckenham Southeastern train taken out of service due to 'unbearable stench'

New Beckenham Southeastern train taken out of service due to 'unbearable stench'

New Beckenham Southeastern train taken out of service due to 'unbearable stench'

New Beckenham Southeastern train taken out of service due to 'unbearable stench'

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A Southeastern train has been taken out of service after an angry commuter said urine was running through his carriage. 

Henry Bryne said he was travelling on the 08.47 from New Beckenham to Charing Cross today (May 29) when he encountered an "unbearable stench". 

He described a "sticky liquid" running from underneath the toilet door, and believes urine is also playing a part in creating an "unsightly scene". 

The passenger said: "This is evidently urine and other toilet liquid as the stench is unbearable.

"How on earth has this train been allowed to run in this condition? The mess is NOT fresh which means it's been there for a while.

"This is a busy commuter service which means it can be cramped enough without having to avoid half a carriage due to this unsightly scene."

Mr Bryne also said he pays a lot of money to travel with Southeastern every week and has demanded his fare back from the operator. 

The company immediately responded to the complaint and said it is working to fix the issue.

A spokesperson said: "Thank you for bringing this to our attention – we’ve immediately taken the train taken out of service so we can investigate the problem and clean the carriage.

"We’re sorry to any customers who may have used that train this morning."

 

 

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11:07am Thu 29 May 14

cookster says...

Most of these Networkers are now just old and filthy with toilets that wouldn't disgrace Glastonbury.

They are an embarrassment to London - god knows what the tourists think of them as well. Look at Southern and South West Trains as a comparison and you'll see how bad they are.
Most of these Networkers are now just old and filthy with toilets that wouldn't disgrace Glastonbury. They are an embarrassment to London - god knows what the tourists think of them as well. Look at Southern and South West Trains as a comparison and you'll see how bad they are. cookster
  • Score: -1

11:14am Thu 29 May 14

PaulErith says...

He's lucky to get a train with a toilet on it! This is one of the old, and in my opinion, better trains. The new ones have less seats and no bogs. That late night journey after a heavy drinking session after work in London can be quite tricky! Normally hits me about Blackheath or Kidbrooke!

This guy should take comfort from the fact it could be a lot worse. I was once on a late night train when a guy standing by the door suffered from a nasty 'explosion'! He got off leaving a puddle of diarrhoea on the floor. Needless to say, everyone moved carriage!
He's lucky to get a train with a toilet on it! This is one of the old, and in my opinion, better trains. The new ones have less seats and no bogs. That late night journey after a heavy drinking session after work in London can be quite tricky! Normally hits me about Blackheath or Kidbrooke! This guy should take comfort from the fact it could be a lot worse. I was once on a late night train when a guy standing by the door suffered from a nasty 'explosion'! He got off leaving a puddle of diarrhoea on the floor. Needless to say, everyone moved carriage! PaulErith
  • Score: -6

11:31am Thu 29 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Its gotta be immigrants, they have no bowel control, you do know that don't you. Unlike us Englishmen once they touch cloth its game set and match, Surrey all out as we say.
Its gotta be immigrants, they have no bowel control, you do know that don't you. Unlike us Englishmen once they touch cloth its game set and match, Surrey all out as we say. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 20

12:23pm Thu 29 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

I know what could solve the issue of train toilets over flowing is toilets at stations, AND THEY ARE ACTUALY OPEN!
I know what could solve the issue of train toilets over flowing is toilets at stations, AND THEY ARE ACTUALY OPEN! white rabbit9
  • Score: 0

12:46pm Thu 29 May 14

PaulErith says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
I know what could solve the issue of train toilets over flowing is toilets at stations, AND THEY ARE ACTUALY OPEN!
Yes I'm not sure why many of the stations, Barnehurst, for example hardly ever have the toilets open.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: I know what could solve the issue of train toilets over flowing is toilets at stations, AND THEY ARE ACTUALY OPEN![/p][/quote]Yes I'm not sure why many of the stations, Barnehurst, for example hardly ever have the toilets open. PaulErith
  • Score: -1

5:09pm Thu 29 May 14

sarlane says...

PaulErith wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
I know what could solve the issue of train toilets over flowing is toilets at stations, AND THEY ARE ACTUALY OPEN!
Yes I'm not sure why many of the stations, Barnehurst, for example hardly ever have the toilets open.
It's because people will go into the toilets on the stations and either wreck them (goodness knows why), take drugs in them or just leave them in a filthy condition. At my station at Lee you have to ask the ticket office for the key if you want to use the loos - but if the ticket office is closed, tough!
[quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: I know what could solve the issue of train toilets over flowing is toilets at stations, AND THEY ARE ACTUALY OPEN![/p][/quote]Yes I'm not sure why many of the stations, Barnehurst, for example hardly ever have the toilets open.[/p][/quote]It's because people will go into the toilets on the stations and either wreck them (goodness knows why), take drugs in them or just leave them in a filthy condition. At my station at Lee you have to ask the ticket office for the key if you want to use the loos - but if the ticket office is closed, tough! sarlane
  • Score: 1

6:21pm Thu 29 May 14

mouthalmighty says...

You know why they let this happen? Certainly back in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, when I used to travel to work, some carriages stunk big time. We were so desperate to get to work, we put up with it. I thought it was normal till I travelled on a new train and felt something was missing, it was the smell.
You know why they let this happen? Certainly back in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, when I used to travel to work, some carriages stunk big time. We were so desperate to get to work, we put up with it. I thought it was normal till I travelled on a new train and felt something was missing, it was the smell. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 1

6:25pm Thu 29 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

sarlane wrote:
PaulErith wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
I know what could solve the issue of train toilets over flowing is toilets at stations, AND THEY ARE ACTUALY OPEN!
Yes I'm not sure why many of the stations, Barnehurst, for example hardly ever have the toilets open.
It's because people will go into the toilets on the stations and either wreck them (goodness knows why), take drugs in them or just leave them in a filthy condition. At my station at Lee you have to ask the ticket office for the key if you want to use the loos - but if the ticket office is closed, tough!
We all have to be re toilet trained. lol
[quote][p][bold]sarlane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: I know what could solve the issue of train toilets over flowing is toilets at stations, AND THEY ARE ACTUALY OPEN![/p][/quote]Yes I'm not sure why many of the stations, Barnehurst, for example hardly ever have the toilets open.[/p][/quote]It's because people will go into the toilets on the stations and either wreck them (goodness knows why), take drugs in them or just leave them in a filthy condition. At my station at Lee you have to ask the ticket office for the key if you want to use the loos - but if the ticket office is closed, tough![/p][/quote]We all have to be re toilet trained. lol white rabbit9
  • Score: -1

8:56am Fri 30 May 14

Toolbox69 says...

Have to say, I had a chuckle when I read this story. Then I got to the comments posted by PaulErith and GypoJoe! After reading those, I was virtually wetting myself with laughter! Brilliant!
Have to say, I had a chuckle when I read this story. Then I got to the comments posted by PaulErith and GypoJoe! After reading those, I was virtually wetting myself with laughter! Brilliant! Toolbox69
  • Score: 0

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