FOI request detail

Response to COVID-19 pandemic

Request ID: FOI-3747-1920
Date published: 18 March 2020

You asked

Could Tfl please disclosure what steps have already been taken and what measures are proposed to ensure that trains on the London Underground network have been (or will be) disinfected to combat the spread of the virus. I should be grateful if you would please deal with this information request under The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 as it pertains to human health.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-3734-1920

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 5 March 2020, asking about what measures we have taken to reduce the spread of Covid-19 on our transport network.  

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) and our information access policy.  I can confirm TfL does hold the information you require.

We have started an enhanced cleaning regime across the Tube and bus networks to improve the already-high hygiene levels on our transport. Cleaning across our networks now includes additional substances that kill viruses and bacteria on contact in order to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading. Please see our latest press release for more information available via the following link:

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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