New ‘fogging guns’ being used to clean Greater Anglia trains

Monday, 4 May 2020

Greater Anglia is investing in additional initiatives to help keep trains and stations clean during the current coronavirus pandemic, with the use of special "fogging guns".

The company has invested in two "fogging guns" (with three more on order), which are used for spraying and sanitising large areas.

The fogging guns use cleaning chemicals which kill different types of viruses, and are a good way to clean areas which are difficult to reach, quickly and efficiently. The machines can be used to clean trains at any depot, station or train stabling point on the Greater Anglia network. They could also be used, if necessary, in waiting rooms, offices, mess rooms or in other railway buildings.

fogging gun being used inside a train
Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial, Customer Services and Train Presentation Director, said: "We are doing all we can to keep trains clean for key workers and those who need to make essential journeys.

"If a person with suspected coronavirus travels on one of our trains, the train would be quarantined. Once it has been released, it undergoes a thorough deep-clean and part of this process involved using the "fogging guns".

"We’re so grateful to our teams and other key workers, in many different roles, who are working tirelessly at this time to help others."

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak Greater Anglia has stepped up cleaning of trains and stations, especially high contact areas such as grab rails, door buttons and handles and ticket gates and topping up soap, water and toilet roll in toilets more frequently.

Greater Anglia is currently running a reduced service to help key workers and those making essential journeys travel reliably and on time.

A reduced timetable, similar to a Sunday service, but with additional services at the start and the end of the day to enable passengers to get to and from work is currently in operation. See greateranglia.co.uk for full details.