Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Man stuck in train toilet forced to tweet staff for help

A desperate rail passenger was forced to tweet rail staff for help after he got locked in the loo on a train to Orpington, south east London.

Steven Staples was travelling on the 7.38am service from London Blackfriars on Saturday morning when he found himself in a jam. The 38-year-old said: "I locked it but it wouldn't unlock again after, I tried a credit card, but didn't want to break it so turned to Twitter."

He tweeted: “@Se_Railway I'm stuck in a toilet - just pulling to elephant and castle, please help. Going to Orpington.” Thankfully Southeastern were quick to respond, finding out which service Mr Staples was trapped on so that they could send the driver to free him.

Despite railway staff promptly responding on social media Mr Staples was left holding his nose for 15 minutes before a little girl managed to open the door moments before the driver arrived.

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