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Here, Churchill Services discusses some of the challenges they face while their cleaning contract with Govia Thameslink Railway.


Cleaning a broad range of stationary infrastructure is a difficult task in itself. However, transport cleaning brings with it its own unique challenges. For train fleet cleaning, meticulous planning is required to not only organise staff across multiple networks, but also consider seasonal and footfall variations. Through technological advancement, immediacy is paramount. In addition, the expectations of the public have soared, yet client budgets have dwindled. Cleaning teams must therefore constantly review, improve and innovate their offering.


Currently, the British railway is something of a political hot potato, with questions regarding efficacy of privatisation, increasing passenger fares and train journey delays dominating the news headlines. Regardless, rail journeys are increasing year-on-year, with the total approaching the two billion mark. Half


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of which are journeys by commuters who, understandably, want to be in a clean environment following a hard- working day.


Social media allows passengers to broadcast their grievances to the public, and in response, rail providers have dedicated customer service Twitter accounts that are manned around the clock. Churchill monitors feedback on these platforms, to keep abreast of public opinion and ultimately improve their offering.


It is because of all these factors that the consistent cleanliness of railways has never been more important. And when one of the UK’s leading rail operators, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), chose Churchill to manage the cleaning of their rail fleet, followed by their stations, all of these elements and more were taken into account. Beneath GTR’s umbrella are four recognisable rail brands: Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick


Express. In terms of passenger numbers, trains, revenue and staff, GTR is the largest rail franchise in the UK, and runs on average 3,200 services every weekday and serves 320 stations.


A TAILORED SOLUTION GTR represents Churchill’s largest contract and is unique in its operational complexity, logistical challenges, security focus and safety-critical aspects. Prior to mobilisation, the in-house Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Advisor for Rail worked closely with both the Churchill Operations Team and GTR to analyse the different hazards presented in the workplace through risk assessments, safe systems of work and implementation of suitable control measures. Extensive audits, meetings with key supply partners, and the confirmation of competency requirements were all key deliverables.


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