Green water initiative keeps c2c trains bright white
National Express train operator c2c has started using recycled water in a green initiative to keep its trains dazzlingly white.
The train-washing facility at c2c's East Ham depot, in East London, has been upgraded to collect the water used to clean each train, filter it and return it to the pumps so it can help wash the next train. This has reduced c2c's water consumption by 60% and is one of several environmental initiatives underway.
At the same time, c2c's Train Care team have introduced new cleaning products which, combined with the green initiative, are ensuring that c2c's trains are whiter than ever.
c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: "c2c has been part of the community for more than a decade, and we wanted to make sure we're doing our bit for the environment. That's why we've invested in our equipment so we can recycle more water and cut unnecessary waste. We take the appearance of our trains very seriously, but I'm delighted to say the results of this recycling initiative and our new cleaning products have been literally dazzling - our trains are as white as when they were new."
In the latest official National Passenger Survey, 86% of passengers said they were pleased with the cleanliness of the outside of c2c trains and 90% with the interior cleanliness.