Bra clogs- up Vir­gin’s bogs

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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.”

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