Southeastern has announced that it has completed its first round of coronavirus swab testing at stations to confirm the effectiveness of the operators cleaning measures.
Swab tests were carried out at high touch points at five key stations, Ashford International, Chatham, Lewisham, Sevenoaks and Strood.
All results came back negative with no traces of COVID-19, and these tests will now be rolled out across all Southeastern stations.
To help protect passengers, Southeastern has bee using a cleaning product called Zoono which gives up to 30 days protection against the coronavirus.
David Wornham, Passenger Services Director for Southeastern, said: “We are doing everything we can to help our passengers feel safe and supported when returning to travelling by train on our network, and we’re really pleased with the results of our cleaning testing so far. During August, passengers will see a visible increase in cleaning staff across the network.
“We recommend that in addition to wearing face coverings and carrying hand sanitiser, passengers think about planning their journey ahead, travelling at quieter times to help maintain social distancing and registering for one of our contactless tickets by visiting the Southeastern website.”
Southeastern recently reported their best-ever passenger satisfaction levels.
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