West Midlands Trains are using new equipment to keep their trains safe to run during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are using fogging machines filled with a quaternary ammonia solution that is a common disinfectant used by the restaurant and healthcare industry, which is totally harmless to humans.
West Midlands Trains are using these hand-held foggers to disinfect train carriages in minutes, both in depots at night and at stations where necessary.
Lawrence Bowman, deputy managing director of West Midlands Railway, said: “The health and safety of our customers and colleagues is our top priority. These new machines are an important part of the enhanced cleaning regime we have put in place at our stations and on our trains.
“We have also recently stepped up our timetable to provide more capacity on the network and we are running longer trains to allow more space.
“We’re urging our customers who need to travel to help with social distancing by travelling at quieter times if possible and by wearing a face covering at all times.”
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