Extra cleaning at Greater Anglia stations this summer

Published on: Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Last updated: Wednesday, 1 September 2021

contractor cleaning station sign at Salhouse
Cleaning the sign at Salhouse station. Credit: Greater Anglia

OPeratives preasure washing at a station
Pressure washing at stations. Credit: Greater Anglia

Stations across the Greater Anglia network are gleaming after the train operator implemented a summer cleaning regime.
The daily cleaning schedule has been modified to reflect the increase in passenger numbers, with a focus on touch points including ticket machines, door handles and ticket offices.

Working in partnership with cleaning contractor Carlisle, the train operator has increased sanitisation of high-touch areas. Several stations have been deep cleaned, chewing gum has been removed, and waiting shelters and canopies have all been jet washed.

Station forecourts and platforms have been pressure washed and a road sweeper has cleaned more than 60 car parks, to help remove debris and improve the visibility of lining.

Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, said: “We’re really pleased to be welcoming so many customers back to the railway. To ensure everyone can travel with confidence, we’ve stepped up cleaning and sanitising at several stations.
“Much of the work happened overnight so customers were not inconvenienced.

“I would like to thank colleagues at Greater Anglia and Carlisle for their ongoing hard work during the pandemic to help keep stations as clean as possible.”

Earlier this year, the train operator invested in a cleaning robot to help keep stations sanitised and sparkling.

As more people return to rail, Greater Anglia is seeing some trains and stations getting busier. More trains have been added to the timetable and customers are encouraged to use the full length of trains and platforms.

They are also advised to use the operator’s ‘Less Busy Trains tool’ at greateranglia.co.uk and opt for a quieter train.

Face covering compliance is high on trains and stations and trains are well ventilated either by air conditioning which replaces air inside the train every six to nine minutes or by open windows.

Greater Anglia is also continuing with enhanced cleaning and sanitisation of trains and stations.