Gender neutral toilets are being installed at the UK’s busiest railway station. Photo Credit: Julian Elliott Photography/Getty ImagesSociety United Kingdom
Gender-Neutral Restrooms, for a More Inclusive Future
England’s capital London is home to the busiest train station in the United Kingdom where gender-neutral toilets will soon be offered to the clientele, in an effort to improve and promote inclusivity.
“We’re pleased that passengers and station users at London Waterloo station will soon be able to benefit from new and improved toilet facilities which will make their journeys a lot more pleasant and comfortable,” explains Station manager Cem Davis.
According to the 2021 census conducted in England and Wales, 262,000 people don’t identify with their sex registered at birth, representing 0.5% of the population aged 16 and over, of whom 30,000 identify as non-binary. The program to boost toilet facilities at Waterloo station – used by approximately 41 million passengers from March 2021 to March 2022 – includes the addition of gender-neutral facilities, a balanced number of female and male toilets, extra changing areas, and overall more accessible access to the facilities for clients with reduced mobility, elderly people, and those who use pushchairs.