This month, St Pancras International will be the first train station in the world to utilise high-tech cleaning robots to help eradicate viruses throughout the historical landmark’s concourse and facilities. Following on from the successful reopening of the iconic London destination’s popular stores and cafés in June, which saw the implementation of a number of heightened hygiene measures, the station has now revealed plans to provide an even safer environment for Londoners and commuters to travel and shop.
From 22nd September 2020, an ultraviolet (UV) robot provided by NESA, which was initially designed to significantly reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections will be deployed throughout the station, in conjunction with an Ultrasonic Disinfection Atomiser cleaning robot, known as an Eco Bot 50. Using UV-C light to deliver fully autonomous, fast and chemical free disinfection to large areas, the UVD robot’s unique technology can kill 99.9999% of viruses and bacteria including COVID-19 on all surfaces and in the air surrounding it in a matter of minutes. Alongside this, the Eco Bot 50 cleans and disinfects surfaces simultaneously with an automated scrubber dryer. The robot’s function to auto-charge, drain and refill means minimal human interaction is needed and it is able to provide thorough and consistent cleaning 24/7.
Wendy Spinks, Commercial Director HS1 Ltd said,
“As travel throughout the capital continues to resume, we are proud to be the first train station in the world to utilise this new technology and hope that this reassures customers that our main priority is to ensure the safety of our station staff and visitors, while maintaining the same enjoyable shopping experience.”