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Train operators kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria

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As train services are set to increase around the country, a number of train operators are trying out new anti-virus agents to deep clean and prepare their trains.

Avanti West Coast has been testing Zoono Z-71, a powerful, long-lasting sanitising treatment, which kills 99.99% of viruses and bacteria on surfaces, inside its carriages.


Meanwhile, the South West’s leading train operators, SWR and GWR, have been trialling a similar product that is sprayed inside train carriages overnight, building to a fog which coats all surfaces and is proven to fight against Covid-19 for up to 28 days. The trial is the latest addition in the operators’ already enhanced cleaning regimes to make travel on its networks as safe as possible for customers and staff.

These trials come in the midst of the further easement of lockdown restrictions, and the introduction of mandatory face coverings, from Monday 15 June.

Interim Managing Director of SWR, Mark Hopwood, said: “We are working hard to keep those who need to travel safe on our services. This new trial is just one example of the steps we are taking to give customers confidence that they can travel safely, and will be another weapon in our cleaning armoury.”