By JUSTIN DUNN
CELEBRITIES travelling to the BBC’s new Manchester base have to avert their eyes from huge JOBBIES at a railway station.
Passengers using the city’s mainline Piccadilly station have been retching at the sight of lumps of poo rotting on tracks next to platforms. The station – Manchester’s busiest – serves thousands of passengers each day, including BBC staff heading to their shiny new northern HQ in Salford. Among them is sexy Breakfast host Susanna Reid – co-presenter with Bill Turnbull – who commutes to and from her London home. The huge turds which sit either side of a mush of dried-up toilet paper, have been on the tracks next to Platform 14 for the past THREE WEEKS.
One passenger said: “I have to use that platform five days a week and the sight of the shit knocks me sick. “It’s vile. It looks like whoever dropped the logs in the first place had eaten a whole buffalo for tea.” Passengers are advised never to flush toilets when trains are at stations but some rogue travellers clearly take no notice.
A spokesman for Network Rail said tracks were cleaned every four weeks, but added: “Platform 13/14 is a more problematic area due to the high volume of traffic and the fact it’s open to the elements which means that any waste blows on to the track bed. “Until all trains have retention tanks it will continue to be a problem.”