Northerns dedicated staff have cleaned carriages almost one million times as part of the rail operators enhanced cleaning regime
A massive 952,514, carriages were cleaned throughout 2021 by Northerns hard-working team which is comparable to cleaning a carriage three times each day.
Northern are striving to make sure that both their trains and stations are as clean as possible for customers.
The rail operator has more than 600 dedicated cleaning staff who work onboard trains and also at stations paying particular attention to touch-points such as tables, buttons and toilets.
Northerns enhanced cleaning strategy has been specifically designed to protect both passengers and team members by cutting the possible risk of Covid-19 transmission which has been proved to be very low on the rail network in studies and tests carried out within the industry.
Tricia Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Northern, said: “We are dedicated to providing enhanced cleaning at stations and on-board its trains.
“We know cleanliness, now more than ever, is vitally important for our customers. We’ve invested in more cleaning staff than ever before, and our enhanced cleaning regime is designed to protect customers and staff. Our message to our customers is clear, you can travel with Northern with confidence.”
Northern is asking customers to be mindful of others and wear face-coverings onboard trains and in stations, which is now a mandatory requirement, unless exempt.