Home Industry News Train operators kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria

Train operators kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria

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.

GWR SWR.

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.”

Recommended

National Railway Museum announces reopening dates

The National Railway Museum is reopening after 119 days of lockdown. Locomotion in Shildon, County Durham, will reopen on...

Shapps appoints three non-executive directors to the HS2 board

As HS2 enters its construction phase and increases its activity and scale along the route and across the business, Transport Secretary Grant...

Carrington West strengthens specialist rail team

Technical recruiter Carrington West has appointed director Nick Rowe to be the head of its rail team and brought in three new...

What makes RailStaff Awards unique?

Every year, the railstaff awards attracts more entries, more interest and more companies than ever before, even though it's not a corporate...

New mural in Vauxhall harks back to a time of pleasure gardens and balloons

A new mural on a railway bridge at the corner of New Spring Gardens Walk in Vauxhall pays homage to a balloon...