Transport for London is considering whether it can reopen the public toilets at Canada Water station, says Simon Hughes MP.
The MP says a TfL source told him that the public toilets at the station were closed last year because of ‘safety concerns’.
However, Mr Hughes has discovered that although there was a report of a serious assault, the subsequent police investigation found this report to be false.
“I understand TfL’s reasons for closing the public toilets at Canada Water tube station a year ago,” he said.
“However, I do not think it is acceptable that they did not follow up with the local police to find out whether their safety concerns were legitimate.
“Directing commuters to use either the toilets in the Canada Water library or the toilets at Tesco Surrey Quays is far from ideal.
“I am pleased that TfL is reviewing their decision and as long as there are provisions in place to ensure that the public toilets are safe, I believe many people would be very relieved to see the toilets reopened.”