03:42PM, Tuesday 02 August 2016
Photo courtesy of Transport for London
The first of a new fleet of Crossrail trains took to the test track last week — but a few of our readers feel the service is missing one important feature.
Once launched, the new trains will be able to hold up to 1,500 passengers and will be equipped with air conditioning, walk-through carriages and real-time travel information. They will not, however, have toilets.
Readers have taken to our Facebook page to discuss the lack of facilities, with Gareth Ebenezer quipping: "The Government is spending record amounts on upgrading the rail network for Crossrail, but you won't be able to spend a penny on board."
Others have argued the move will free up more space on board and the existing London Underground network works without having toilets on trains.
Vote in our poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments (but watch the toilet humour).
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