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Old 26.01.2011, 12:46
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..seems to litter the side of railway tracks as they pass through railway stations. Seen this at Hardbrucke and Altstetten station seems particularly bad. Piles of cr@p and soiled tissues all along the side of platform 4. some of it looks fossilised. maybe i shouldn't be looking but there's f all else to do as one waits for a train. all seems very out of keeping with the clean and tidy nature of the place in general. what gives? you're banned from flushing the john as you pass through stations in the UK. someting for SBB to consider?
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Old 26.01.2011, 13:37
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all seems very out of keeping with the clean and tidy nature of the place in general. what gives? you're banned from flushing the john as you pass through stations in the UK. someting for SBB to consider?
...you haven't been here too long, have you?
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Old 26.01.2011, 13:45
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...you haven't been here too long, have you?
Right. We veterans have learned to duck when a train goes past.
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It's better if you cook it ....
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Old 26.01.2011, 16:49
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sounds like ducking is the way forward
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Old 26.01.2011, 16:50
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thread is useless without pics
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Old 26.01.2011, 16:51
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Re: Raw sewage

Great... whats next.. " i am hired by SBB to clean up shite on the tracks, is 110.000 chf + benefits enough " ? grmbl

Surprised that trains here are not fitted with holding tanks.. hate to work on the tracks here
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Old 26.01.2011, 16:53
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cool, talking about sh1t has got me "Junior Member" status. i never thought it would happen that way. then again, from what i've read on the forum over the months this seems to be a well trodden path keep up the good work one and all
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Old 26.01.2011, 16:54
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Surprised that trains here are not fitted with holding tanks.. hate to work on the tracks here
many are. All new S-stock is, the nicer IR and IC trains are.

when you flush and it's blue, it's not going to offend someone on the platform. If you see sleepers where you hoped the blue would be........

Who takes a dump on the train anyway? Just thinking about it makes my eyes water!!
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Old 26.01.2011, 16:54
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Re: Raw sewage

It was the subject of Kassensturz the DRS TV consumer show some 5 years ago. Older trains just have a hole direct to the track. Some guy got his coat dirtied by a flying one while standing at a station.

Swiss rail SBB spokesman said "it was crap"...
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many are. All new S-stock is, the nicer IR and IC trains are.

when you flush and it's blue, it's not going to offend someone on the platform. If you see sleepers where you hoped the blue would be........

Who takes a dump on the train anyway? Just thinking about it makes my eyes water!!
I stay away from train/bus/airplane toilets one way or the other..god knows what you will find in there.

In Ireland all boats on the canal had to be fitted with a holding tank of such kind as a " sea toilet ", (flushing with water from below the boat, and dumping your dump into the water) was no longer excepted.

Why in Switzerland they still allow dumping your business on the tracks is a mystery.. and i am not the one to find out why
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Why in Switzerland they still allow dumping your business on the tracks is a mystery.. and i am not the one to find out why
...because it is a backwards country. There are only 2 stations in all of Switzerland, where trains can empty out their doo-doo tank. This one incident, a lady got fined for peeing inside a train (close to an exit, because all the toilets tanks were topped off and thus were out of order.
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...because it is a backwards country. There are only 2 stations in all of Switzerland, where trains can empty out their doo-doo tank. This one incident, a lady got fined for peeing inside a train (close to an exit, because all the toilets tanks were topped off and thus were out of order.

why don't they just empty the tanks as they go along? problem solved
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Old 26.01.2011, 17:07
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why don't they just empty the tanks as they go along? problem solved
..no sh**!
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Re: Raw sewage

except for on the tracks
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why don't they just empty the tanks as they go through the french speaking part? problem solved
Just corrected that for you
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cool, talking about sh1t has got me "Junior Member" status. i never thought it would happen that way. then again, from what i've read on the forum over the months this seems to be a well trodden path keep up the good work one and all
you may notice that you will go a long long way with that train of thought...
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Old 26.01.2011, 17:37
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The newer trains cook the waste to remove the water content.... on TV they (SBB) reported they only needed to empty the tanks every 6 months! Maybe they should reconsider and make it once per month?

Back to the OP. It is probably a result of people living rough, they take a dump in the night. We had a similar problem near Payerne with travellers crapping in an underpass.
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Old 26.01.2011, 17:42
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Just gone off my tea!!
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