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Old 18.05.2011, 21:49
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Zurich HB underground platforms stink

I will never understand why, when people flush the train toilets, the contents end up on the tracks! By Mid afternoon, the underground platforms in HB stink so much, plus you can actually see the waste, which is super disgusting. Considering that my undiscounted ticket to HB costs as much as lunch in a budget restaurant, I'd expect I wouldn't have to hold my breath as I wait for my train home...bleq
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Re: Zurich HB underground platforms stink of piss and poo

It's for the benefit of those cute little mice you see on the tracks. They'd go hungry otherwise.
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Old 20.05.2011, 15:34
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Re: Zurich HB underground platforms stink of piss and poo

It's those Wednesday market cheese stalls.
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Re: Zurich HB underground platforms stink of piss and poo

Wash your moustache....
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Old 21.05.2011, 14:39
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It's for the benefit of those cute little mice you see on the tracks. They'd go hungry otherwise.
Oh, so I'm not the only one who has noticed those...
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Old 21.05.2011, 14:40
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Wash your moustache....
Have you just told a lady that she has a moustache??? mmm...thought I could hide it by shaving regularly...
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Old 21.05.2011, 15:19
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Have you just told a lady that she has a moustache??? mmm...thought I could hide it by shaving regularly...
Oops .
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Re: Zurich HB underground platforms stink of piss and poo

It's the Swiss way of keeping everything natural.
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I will never understand why, when people flush the train toilets, the contents end up on the tracks! By Mid afternoon, the underground platforms in HB stink so much, plus you can actually see the waste, which is super disgusting. Considering that my undiscounted ticket to HB costs as much as lunch in a budget restaurant, I'd expect I wouldn't have to hold my breath as I wait for my train home...bleq
The first generation of S-Bahnen got those toilets where the "result" lands on the tracks. The newer ones are different. The "old" ones will get upgraded within the next 5 or 10 years In principle, the regulations say that you should NOT conclude your WC-business when being in a station ..........
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Old 21.05.2011, 17:11
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Oh, so I'm not the only one who has noticed those...

It also has been extensively covered in the media
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The first generation of S-Bahnen got those toilets where the "result" lands on the tracks. The newer ones are different. The "old" ones will get upgraded within the next 5 or 10 years In principle, the regulations say that you should NOT conclude your WC-business when being in a station ..........
They should give you that info in a pamphlet when they give you your permit upon entry.
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Old 21.05.2011, 18:09
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They should give you that info in a pamphlet when they give you your permit upon entry.
A) the Blick-Article
http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/am-...stinkts-159085
gives you the full information
B) it is written on all toilets on the train that you should NOT conclude your business while the train is in the station
C) the problem should already be solved by 2017

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Old 21.05.2011, 18:12
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Re: Zurich HB underground platforms stink of piss and poo

No planking on the rails then.....
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Old 21.05.2011, 21:39
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No planking on the rails then.....
not really recommendable.

You, see, when SBB had more personnel (up into the 60ies), the conductor at each station controlled the toilet, to make sure that nobody was sitting on there
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I will never understand why, when people flush the train toilets, the contents end up on the tracks! By Mid afternoon, the underground platforms in HB stink so much, plus you can actually see the waste, which is super disgusting. Considering that my undiscounted ticket to HB costs as much as lunch in a budget restaurant, I'd expect I wouldn't have to hold my breath as I wait for my train home...bleq
I agree, also..unless you're in the mountains, I feel that Swiss cities tend to stink (not sure if I'm the only one that feels that way)...there is always some sort of stinge of cheese, urine, cigarettes etc. (especially focused around train stations).
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I agree, also..unless you're in the mountains, I feel that Swiss cities tend to stink (not sure if I'm the only one that feels that way)...there is always some sort of stinge of cheese, urine, cigarettes etc. (especially focused around train stations).
That's because every smoker in Switzerland flings their cigarette butt onto the track! When I asked why they do this, as it is contrary to swiss customs of cleanliness etc, I was told that it doesn't matter as there is a train that comes along and cleans the tracks... My guess is people are just lazy! Which results in stinge of cigarettes
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Old 24.05.2011, 21:01
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That's because every smoker in Switzerland flings their cigarette butt onto the track! When I asked why they do this, as it is contrary to swiss customs of cleanliness etc, I was told that it doesn't matter as there is a train that comes along and cleans the tracks... My guess is people are just lazy! Which results in stinge of cigarettes
Yep...the world out there seems to have this opinion that the Swiss are really clean, but the truth is, they are messy and lazy like all other nationalities and make a mess of the cities. The only difference is that the state employs more people to do the cleaning up. Ever noticed the nice little pile of cigarette stubs at the end of the escalators at the HB at around 10pm?
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A) the Blick-Article
http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/am-...stinkts-159085
gives you the full information
B) it is written on all toilets on the train that you should NOT conclude your business while the train is in the station
C) the problem should already be solved by 2017
Well obviously many people ignore these notices as, for example today, I found myself staring at an assortment of turds and tampons, and it was only 7:30 pm. Go at 10, and then the place really stinks (my experience is with platforms 21/22) and the mice start coming out...
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not really recommendable.

You, see, when SBB had more personnel (up into the 60ies), the conductor at each station controlled the toilet, to make sure that nobody was sitting on there
Nobody wants to be caught with their pants down sat on an out of control toilet now, do they?
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Old 24.05.2011, 21:18
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