7.10.11

PASSENGERS WILL PLEASE REFRAIN.

Europe might offer some of the fastest passenger trains on rails, but a lot of passenger miles get racked up on austere puddle-jumpers.
The Dutch national railway has an unusual solution for passengers who need the bathroom on a train line designed without them: plastic bags.

The rail operator underlined that the bags, introduced Friday, are for use in emergencies only, when a train has stopped and passengers can't be evacuated. The idea has been met with incredulity by politicians and the general public already unhappy with the short-haul "Sprinter" trains' bathroomless design.
(Via Drudge.)

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