Trains bosses in Sunderland were forced to pull a train out of use after a passenger took a dump across three seats.
The poop was discovered by a passenger using the Metro service just after 5pm yesterday at South Hylton Station, Chronicle Live reports.
The Metro service was cancelled after a passenger pooped on the train. Credit: PA
The driver closed off the carriage containing the mess and then drove the train to South Gosforth Station where it was taken out of service.
The Tyne and Wear transport network apologised to customers for the disruption to the service, following the incident.
For those of you who are lucky enough not to have to use public transport, you might not understand the frustration caused by a cancelled service, but I think in these circumstances, customers will have been happy to hang on and wait for the next one.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, the train operator wrote: "Sorry, the train has been travelling up from Sunderland with only the rear car in operation as someone has defecated on the train and has covered three seats with faeces.
"The train has to go into the depot to be cleaned up. Sorry for the inconvenience."
A spokesperson for Nexus, the company that runs the service, told Chronicle Live: "I can confirm that a train was withdrawn from service due to a public hygiene issue in one of the carriages.
"The train was immediately taken back to our depot to be cleaned.
"Incidents like this are rare on the Tyne and Wear Metro but when they do occur the comfort and safety of our customers is our top priority."
The spokesperson added that CCTV footage from the train would be looked at. Rough job, that.
Thankfully for commuters, incidents like this are fairly rare, but back in August last year, a bunch of passengers were forced to endure a four-hour journey with a pile of dog shit all over the floor. Delightful, eh? Just what you want in the summer.
Unfortunate passengers on board a Great Western Railways service from London to Devon had to continue their journey after a dog with 'explosive diarrhoea' did his business on the floor.
One such unfortunate passenger was Florence Beasley, who wrote a letter to the train operator in which she said: "Within 20 minutes of departing a dog had explosive diarrhoea in the aisle. The train was full and there were no staff in sight.
"The owner stayed at the scene to try and warn people not to step in it.
"After five minutes of me knocking on the staff door, as the cafe was closed, someone finally answered and didn't attempt to give anything to clean up or cover with.
"He said he'd be up in a minute to check the situation. Seventy-five minutes later, when we got into Bristol, the train staff appeared and said there were no staff to clean it up.
"It is utterly appalling that we were made to endure these conditions and ignored by train staff."
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