Greater Anglia steps up cleaning of trains and stations with sanitising guns
Greater Anglia has invested in the use of special ‘fogging guns’ to help keep trains and stations clean during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Greater Anglia – the UK train operating company providing inter-city, commuter and rural services throughout Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, including the Stansted Express service, has invested in two ‘fogging guns’ (with three more on order), which are used for spraying and sanitising large areas.
The fogging guns use cleaning chemicals which kill different types of viruses, and are a good way to clean areas which are difficult to reach, quickly and efficiently. The machines can be used to clean trains at any depot, station or train stabling point on the Greater Anglia network. They could also be used, if necessary, in waiting rooms, offices, mess rooms or in other railway buildings.
Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial, Customer Services and Train Presentation Director, said: “We are doing all we can to keep trains clean for key workers and those who need to make essential journeys. If a person with suspected coronavirus travels on one of our trains, the train would be quarantined. Once it has been released, it undergoes a thorough deep-clean and part of this process involved using the ‘fogging guns’. We’re so grateful to our teams and other key workers, in many different roles, who are working tirelessly at this time to help others.”
Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, Greater Anglia has stepped up cleaning of trains and stations, especially high contact areas such as grab rails, door buttons and handles and ticket gates and topping up soap, water and toilet roll in toilets more frequently.