Many skytrain users are skeptical of the costs and safety associated with the possibility of public washrooms at sky train stations.
Opinion was split among commuters at the Granville sky train station May 21 as municipal politicians call for bathrooms at skytrain stations.
Many question how Translink would cover the operating costs .
“With the efficiency of service, and the budget that they’ve had and been running with, I don’t think it’s’ really that justified. They just keep increasing their fares without increasing service.”
“Do you really think we’ll get that out of Translink without increasing the fares some more”?
“Having a closed area like that in the subways, the propensity for violence and abuse is very high.”
“It’s always handy to have some public washrooms around, but I think it’s probably a maintenance concern and how much effort they are willing to put in.”
“So many times you have to wait to get home to use the bathroom after a long sky train ride, we definitely need it. We have it at the sea bus, why not the skytrain.”?
“No, drugs, sex, it has to be really studied carefully.”
Some say bathrooms are necessary to accommodate an aging population.
Translink says it’s not in the books right now, but could be in the future.