When you talk to most people about the rail network in the UK, chances are you’ll get a strong opinion. For commuters on crowded trains, the conversation will usually be about the reliability and cost of the service they receive. For leisure travellers, talk will usually turn to the dreaded rail replacement bus service on weekends and public holidays. But for all rail passengers, one thing stands out: they want to travel on clean trains. In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at how React Specialist Cleaning can meet that requirement.
Keeping commuter and leisure travel journeys clean
It’s no exaggeration to say that the UK would grind to a halt without its rail network. In 2016, there were over 1.7 billion journeys on the National Rail network (across mainland Britain). That’s the equivalent of every single person making around 30 journeys per year – and means the British network is the fifth most used in the world. What’s more, passenger journey numbers have been growing steadily in the 21st century.
The number of journeys made obviously also means that train carriages on the network are used multiple times every year. Precise figures on the number of carriages are difficult to pin down, given the nature of franchised rail services across the network. However, the Rail Delivery Group estimates the number to be around 13,000 in 2019. With a long-term rolling-stock strategy in place and new carriages being delivered, these numbers are set to rise to nearly 16,000 in coming years.
Given the fact that train carriages are used so heavily, it’s vital that they’re adequately cleaned between uses. Many carriages are older, so it can be a challenge to keep them clean. But it’s also notable that newer train carriages feature more seats, power points and air conditioning. This means that the task of cleaning them increasingly needs to be left to the experts.
UK-wide train carriage cleaning inside and out
When it comes to train carriage cleaning, React Specialist Cleaning are experts and work directly with a wide array of train operators and manufacturers across the country. We offer an efficient, scheduled and ad-hoc cleaning service for train carriages 24/7. We’ve got a checklist of items that we look at, and we cover each point off meticulously. Exterior cleans ensure maximum brand clarity and excellent visibility for both passengers and drivers. We ensure that lights are undimmed and hard touch points such as door handles, and buttons are clean to touch.
As for interiors, we know that passengers require reliable standards of good public hygiene, and we take pride in doing a good job. We remove any litter, disinfect surfaces, eliminate odours, and clean seats, floors and windows of dirt, fluids and food waste. As a licensed waste carrier, we ensure that any material we remove is disposed of in accordance with leading standards. Indeed, we hold ISO 14001 Environmental Management to show that we meet these standards.
We know that the priority for passengers on the rail network is to get to their destinations quickly. Clearly, we can’t ensure that train services run on time – that’s a challenge for government and franchised rail operators alike. But our train carriage cleaning service can at least help to make journeys on board as pleasant as possible.
To discuss our train carriage cleaning service, contact one of the React team today.
Telephone: 01283 550 503
Post by Shaun D. Doak
Shaun is the Managing Director of React Specialist Cleaning. He is deeply committed to making sure that every one of our company’s clients receives the highest possible level of service. An expert in HVAC and commercial and industrial cleaning methodologies, Shaun has extensive experience in the facilities management and renewable services sectors.