Great Western Railway and South Western Railway trial new virus sanitiser on trains

Great Western Railway Sanitiser
Credit: GWR

Great Western Railway and South Western Railway have confirmed that they are trialling a sanitising treatment to kill 99.99% of virus and bacteria on surfaces.

The treatment is sprayed inside train carriages overnight to build up to a fog to coat all surfaces and is proven to fight against COVID-19 for up to 28 days.

The sanitiser is the latest addition to the cleaning regime.

The treatment is environmentally-friendly, uses no alcohol or dangerous chemicals.


GWR Interim Managing Director Matthew Golton said: “For those who need to travel, we are doing everything we can to carry as many people, safely, as we can. This new trial is just one example of that, helping those who do need to travel to do so with confidence. But please do help us by planning ahead, travelling, where possible, at quieter times, and wear a face-covering to keep yourself and our staff safe.”

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