Just as COVID-19 continues to impact our lives in unprecedented ways, we continue to improve the health and safety program we began in March to keep our team and riders safe.
We’re pleased to announce that now every Metrolink train car is equipped with new state-of-the-art antimicrobial air filters that treat the air going through them, destroying up to 99.98% of viruses and bacteria. The new filters also work with Metrolink’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system to improve air recirculation, drawing in outside air before distributing the filtered and cleaned air into train cars.
This is the latest step in our pledge to keep you safe. As a reminder, every day we deep clean our trains, and we use an electrostatic sprayer to mist hospital-grade disinfectant throughout train cars, including hard-to-reach places. Plus, our Clean Care Crew wipes and disinfects train car touch points throughout the day.
We offer contactless ticketing on our Metrolink Mobile App, and our digital How Full Is My Train? tool helps you plan ahead and ensure there’s enough room for physical distancing aboard the train you plan to take. When you come on board, you’ll find we’ve installed two hand sanitizer stations on every train car – one by each door. Finally, for your safety and the safety of other passengers and our conductors and engineers, we require that everyone wear face masks at our stations and onboard our trains.
Click here to learn about all the ways you can travel safely with Metrolink.
As you may have heard us say, safety is foundational at Metrolink. And today that includes more than it did before COVID-19 entered our lives early this year. We remain committed to bringing you the smarter, better, essential Metrolink.