Extra cleaning at Greater Anglia stations this autumn

Published on: Thursday, 20 October 2022
Last updated: Thursday, 20 October 2022

Extra cleaning services at Greater Anglia Stations

High level cleaning at Harlow Town station. Credit: Greater Anglia

Cleaning service taking place at stations

High level cleaning at Harlow Town station. Credit: Greater Anglia

Stations across the Greater Anglia network are gleaming this autumn after the train operator carried out enhanced cleaning work.

Working in partnership with cleaning contractor Carlisle, Greater Anglia has carried out additional deep cleaning at stations across its network including Rochford, Beccles, Harlow Town and Cambridge.

Platforms and forecourts have been pressure washed, canopies have been cleaned and station signs have been scrubbed in a bid to make the stations more pleasant and welcoming.

Toilet floors have been steam-cleaned and windows have also been washed as part of the programme.

Some work was carried out at busy stations such as Cambridge and Tottenham Hale.

A ‘possession’ – where the overhead wires are switched off and trains are unable to run – had to be granted to enable to work to be carried out, to allow contractors to access the track and carry out high-level cleaning.

This work happened during a short window during the middle of the night, so customers were not inconvenienced.

Krzysztof Drozd, Station Cleaning and Waste Manager, Greater Anglia said: “We want all our customers to have a comfortable journey when travelling with us, and that starts the moment they arrive at the station.

“We are constantly monitoring the cleanliness of our stations and we are working hard to make sure they are looking as fresh and clean as possible.

“Much of the work happened overnight and I would like to thank our contractors, Carlisle, for working around the clock.”

Greater Anglia uses a range of initiatives to keep stations clean, including a robot which is used to clean concourses at Norwich and Southend Victoria stations and gumbuster machines to clean up chewing gum.