Spring cleaning gets underway on Greater Anglia trains

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Greater Anglia has commenced a further ‘deep clean’ programme across its entire fleet of trains. Every train in the Greater Anglia fleet will benefit from the deep-clean programme in addition to the usual cleaning routine.

Additional staff have been recruited to work alongside Greater Anglia’s existing teams to give extra attention to train interiors and exteriors, including carpet cleaning, seat cleaning, a thorough clean of toilet facilities and enhanced hand washing of train exteriors (in addition to routine exterior washing).

The interior deep clean of each unit includes work to steam clean all surfaces and floor coverings in each carriage including ceilings, floors and wall panels. Seat covers and carpets are being shampooed and the deep clean will also embrace cleaning of all seat backs, seat frames, luggage racks and the train toilets.

Passengers across the network will benefit from fresher, cleaner train interiors and a more pleasant travelling environment as a result of this additional work.

The main focus is currently on Greater Anglia’s Class 321 rolling stock, with one train being deep-cleaned per day. This work commenced in mid-February and is part of an ongoing programme taking place at Greater Anglia’s Orient Way Depot in East London. The team has already completed a deep clean of the carpets in the First Class carriages of the Class 321 electric trains. Further carpet cleaning will take place throughout the Spring.

The company’s lntercity coaches have already been through a deep clean programme last Autumn and further attention will be given to these as part of their regular, planned maintenance programme.

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 one of our key franchise commitments, demonstrating our determination to make a real difference for our customers.”