Friday, October 31, 2014

Welcome to SunRail's nastiest platform

It would be nice if this was a Halloween story but it’s way too scary.

The southbound platform at SunRail’s Lynx Central station is N-A-S-T-Y. The northbound platform appeared to be much cleaner.

We’re not sure what transpires overnight on the southbound platform, but it’s pretty bad, as you can see in the accompanying photo.

At 6 o’clock this morning that platform was covered with everything from cigarette butts to what we think was human waste (we’re talking No. 2).

At almost all the other SunRail stations the platforms are close to pristine – a testament to diligent work by janitorial workers who clean stations during the day.

We don’t know whether the filth we found this morning on the southbound platform at Lynx Central station occurred overnight, or if the janitorial worker has been on vacation, but that platform needs a deep clean. We’re talking high-pressure washer, boiling hot water, bleach and other disinfectants. There was also questionable brown substance smeared on a couple of benches.

Clearly smoking – which is banned on the platforms -- is another big problem at this station. We started counting cigarette butts on the southbound platform and we quit when we reached 50. We saw riders waiting for trains smoking. There was a technician at the station trying to fix the 3 broken ticket vending machines, and even he was smoking!

SunRail’s Lynx Central station needs lots of attention, please.

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