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09.08.13

Green initiative for c2c rolling stock

Recycling water used to wash trains has cut c2c’s water consumption by 60%, the operator has announced.

The train-washing facility at c2c’s East Ham depot has been upgraded to collect water used to clean each train. This is then filtered and returned to the pumps to clean the next.

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.”

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Comments

Sean Durrant   09/08/2013 at 12:26

What a fantastic idea and a great initiative. Like all clever ideas seems obvious now it's in place but who'd have thought it?

Ricp   09/08/2013 at 12:28

Julian, you have obviously found a solution that is both Persil and Bold mixed together to clean your trains. Seriously a good move to save the precious waters of the Lea.

Andy B   11/08/2013 at 05:51

This is not new - the recycling technology has been around for years and I sourced one for KiwiRail almost four years ago. This is less about innovation and more about generating +ive publicity when it comes to all matters green. It is good however that less water will be used. #justsaying..

Andy Coles   11/08/2013 at 21:43

This equipment was supplied and installed by Garrandale and, whilst the technology is not groundbreaking, the ability to retrofit this to existing train washes and provide an ROI of two years is. For further information visit www.garrandale.co.uk

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