The PILP commissioned the Leiden Law Clinic to undertake legal research regarding the accessibility of trains in the Netherlands. The research focused on whether carriers in the Netherlands can legally be forced to install toilets in their trains. The Law Clinic further considered the legal avenues available to citizens and interest groups to lodge complaints about the lack of toilets available.
The investigation revealed that toilet facilities are of great importance, particularly for people with chronic bowel and bladder problems or multiple sclerosis. Trains without toilets severely restrict freedom of movement for these groups. As such, trains without toilets are inaccessible trains.
These results have been presented to the PILP and delivered to the law firm supporting this case.
Read hier the news on the website of the University of Leiden.
Read hier het article that is in NOVUM.