How We Keep a Clean Machine

How We Keep a Clean Machine

23 Oct 2015

What do small toys, glasses and false teeth have in common? They’ve all been found flushed down our train toilets. Keeping a train clean and in tip top condition takes a lot of work and here’s how we do it…


When a train enters a depot, a dedicated team sets about cleaning the train from cabin to carpet, inside and out – it takes 600 litres of water to wash a train, enough to fill almost eight bathtubs! And each year, around 75,000 bags of rubbish are removed; all of this goes to recycling or energy recovery.

It doesn’t stop there. The team also works to empty and unblock toilets, and make sure they are looking spic and span ready for the next day’s service. 



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