Bra clogs- up Virgin’s bogs
TRAIN passengers have been asked to “behave responsibly” after a bra was flushed down a toilet, causing a blockage.
Virgin Trains said that four toilets are being taken out of service every day as a result of people using them incorrectly.
This meant 18,000 lost toilet hours every year with a repair bill of more than £ 180,000 landing on the desk of Virgin boss Richard Branson (
Other items found down the toilet on Virgin’s Pendolino trains include glasses, wedding rings, nappies and a football scarf.
Michael Jacks, head of fleet and engineering at Virgin Trains, said: “It did make us smile when we found the bra as it’s not something you would expect to find.”