New £800,000 wash to keep trains clean

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METRO carriages should be spick and span after Nexus has invested in a new train wash for its fleet depot.

It has been installed as part of the £385million Metro: all change modernisation programme, which will see the system renewed in an 11-year programme of investment in new-look stations, trains and tracks.

The new £800,000 wash is capable of cleaning the front and rear of the Metro carriage, when this previously had to be done by hand.

Director of rail and infrastructure for Nexus Ken Mackay said: “Getting a new train wash at the Metro fleet depot is a small but very important part of the overall project.

“The old train wash had been there since Metro first started in 1980.

“It was very much in need of a replacement and we have now delivered that.

“The benefit for passengers is of course much cleaner trains, because the new wash is vastly superior to the one which has now been removed.”