The London Assembly last week unanimously supported a call from Green Assembly Member Caroline Russell for the Mayor to invest in new toilets on the tube, a vitally important move for so many in London.
This comes after a report released by Caroline Russell AM showed that less than a quarter of TfL stations in zones 1 -3 of London have toilets, with even new stations like the £700 million redevelopment of Bank station failing to deliver a single toilet.
Despite support from campaigners such as Age UK London, Labour previously rejected the call for more toilet funding, after the Mayor refused requests for the funding in his budget in February. A ‘feasibility study’ promised instead is already significantly behind schedule, and no new money has yet been made available to TfL to fund new toilets.
Green Party candidate for London Mayor Zoe Garbett said:
“It’s high time the Mayor took responsibility for the crap toilet provision on the tube network, and we are pleased that this week, all members of the Assembly have joined us in our call for him to do so.
Promises of a long-delayed ‘feasibility study’ won’t cut it – Londoners want toilets on the TfL network, and any day the Mayor could announce the modest funding it would take to deliver them.
Greens on the London Assembly will continue pushing until the Mayor finally steps up and delivers what Londoners deserve: a transport network flush with toilets.”
Toilet provision by line
|6||Waterloo & City||2||50%||50%|
|12||Hammersmith & City||29||28%||24%|
🚽 = per cent of stations with any toilets
♿ = per cent of stations with accessible toilets
The London Loo League Table was published in August 2023, it draws on data from TfL to analyse toilet provision throughout London. https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/2023-08/TfL%20Toilet%20Report%20FINAL.pdf