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October 13, 2011

How... um... convenient

Dutch trains substitute plastic bags for bathrooms

AMSTERDAM — 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.

Posted by joke du jour at October 13, 2011 07:01 PM

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