Improvements to exterior train cleaning

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Greater Anglia’s fleet of electric multiple unit (EMU) trains are set to sparkle thanks to the introduction of a new cleaning product which is restoring the trains’ exterior paintwork to an ‘as new’ finish, helping to create a more pleasant experience for passengers.

Customers should notice a real transformation as the company’s train cleaning team is carrying out a programme to specially clean all 257 EMU train exteriors this year.

The new product, called Eurowash, is applied by hand and strips away any build-up of contamination such as embedded brake dust which affects the paintwork, leaving the trains’ exteriors looking as good as new.

Exterior cleaning on the Class 315, 317, 321, 360 and 379 trains will continue until the end of the year, with the work being carried out by Greater Anglia’s team of train presentation cleaners at the train operator’s Ilford Depot in East London.

The electric trains operate on Greater Anglia’s routes from London Liverpool Street to Braintree, Cambridge, Chingford, Clacton-on-Sea, Enfield Town, Harwich Hertford East, Ipswich, Stansted Airport, Southend Victoria and Walton-on-the-Naze.

Greater Anglia’s Head of Train Presentation, Peter Tyler, said, “Providing a clean, pleasant travelling environment for our customers is extremely important to us and is one of our key franchise commitments, demonstrating our determination to make a real difference for our customers. Our exterior cleaning programme is making a noticeable difference to the external appearance of our EMU fleet, creating an excellent first impression as passengers board these trains.”