Anti-flu disinfectant for London transport?

22 October 2006

Transport for London (TfL) is considering the use of anti-flu disinfectants on its trains. There are reported to be plans to use the product on main line and tube trains and stations. It is currently being introduced onto the Hong Kong metro system by MTR, a company which is part of a consortium bidding for two new rail franchises - London Rail and West Midlands.

The disinfectant, called nano silver-titanium dioxide coating (NSTDC), is being monitored in Hong Kong and may be used as part of its bid for the new franchises. The special nano coating will be applied to all surfaces touched by the Hong Kong underground's daily 2.5 million commuters.

 

TfL says it is discussing plans for dealing with flu with government and says it is in touch with other metro companies, including that in Hong Kong.

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