Two railway companies are testing a “virus-killing mist” to clean their wagons in the fight against the corona virus.
The Great Western Railway and the South Western Railway are trying out a new “virucidal” disinfectant that kills 99.99% of viruses and bacteria on surfaces.
It is sprayed onto the inside of the wagons overnight and forms a mist that covers all surfaces. It has been proven to fight Covid-19 for up to 28 days.
The train operators have already improved the cleaning systems to make traveling in their networks as safe as possible for customers and employees.
Matthew Golton, interim executive director of Great Western Rail, said: “For those who need to travel, we do everything we can to transport as many people as possible safely.
“This new study is just one example of this and helps those who have to travel with confidence to do so.
“But please help us by planning ahead, traveling at quieter times if possible, and wearing a face mask to protect ourselves and our employees.”
The Council follows an update to the National Rail app, which shows people looking for a trip whether a particular train or station is busy.
People see a red or yellow warning triangle when they search their trip and can click for more information and advice.
Customers are also asked to wash their hands before and after the trip. A hand disinfectant was made available at the main GWR stations.