By using a special product that kills viruses for up to 30 days, Thameslink, Great Northern and Southern are giving their stations a new round of sanitation.
Since May, parent company Govia Thameslink Railway has been using the viruscide on both stations and onboard their trains in order to supplement its already enhanced cleaning regime.
Stations included in the most recent sanitisation are St Albans, Brighton, Flitwick, Harlington, Worthing, Hassocks, Oxted, and Plumpton. The 30-day treatment gets repeated every 21 days to optimise the viruscide.
Firstly, high-pressure dry steam and microfibre units are used to thoroughly clean before electrostatic wands and backpack misting devices coat surfaces with the product, which forms a molecular bond.
GTR Engineering Director Steve Lammin said: “Our travel safer pledge means we are taking extra steps to protect people from the coronavirus by boosting cleaning with this 30-day viruscide, providing touch-free hand sanitisers, and running as many trains as possible.
“I would remind passengers to avoid the busy times of the day, wash or sanitise your hands before and after each journey, wear face coverings, maintain social distancing, and if possible buy your ticket in advance or pay by contactless.”
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