Having recently written a blog post about toilet doors, I am returning to the subject, but this time I am focusing on toilet doors on trains. I recently read an article about a celebrity travelling on a train in West Yorkshire and he had an embarrassing experience which involved opening a toilet door whilst somebody was inside.
This reminded me of a similar incident that happened to me and my friend when travelling down to London. We went down for the weekend a few years ago and travelled on a nice modern train one Saturday morning. The train was quite busy with similar people to us heading South for the weekend.
After we had been travelling for about half an hour my friend decided she needed to use the bathroom. She headed to the nearest one which was at the opposite side of the carriage from where we were sitting. Unusually the toilet door was facing the carriage and as she closed the door behind her I spotted that she had not locked the door. There was a light showing that the door was unlocked. As I stood up to go and warn her, I noticed another passenger making his way to the toilet. Everything seemed to go in slow motion as I ran as fast as I could down the carriage and the other passenger leaned towards the button to open the door.
A loud shriek followed as my friend was revealed sitting on the toilet. She was absolutely horrified and her scream alerted all passengers nearby who looked up to see her in the cubicle. Following this incident I try to avoid using the toilet on a train and where I have to, I am so careful that I use the door lock correctly behind me.
At Doorsan we do not sell these kind of electronic doors but we do sell a wide range of internal and external doors including doors for your toilet and the related hardware including locks to ensure you get the privacy you require.