Falkirk's First Bus fleet is now cleaner than ever

First Bus is rolling out a new, long-lasting sanitising treatment across its entire operational fleet, which kills coronavirus on surfaces.

By James Trimble
Monday, 15th June 2020, 2:27 pm
Updated Monday, 15th June 2020, 2:27 pm

The new viricidal sanitiser Zoono Z71 treatment is effective for 28 days, is environmentally-friendly, uses no alcohol or dangerous chemicals, and is scientifically proven to be highly effective against COVID-19.Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director of First Midland said, “We are determined to do all we can to protect our customers and colleagues. Our buses are essential and we want everyone to understand it is safe to use them.”

It is the latest addition to the operator’s already enhanced cleaning regime and safety procedures, making travel on its networks safe for its customers and drivers.

Buses and depots will now be treated every 28 days with this “invisible shield”, which attracts and kills organisms. This latest cleaning enhancement is in addition to the daily disinfection of all driver and customer touchpoints onboard.

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First Bus services are now cleaner than ever before in order to combat coronavirus

This follows recent measures taken to reduce the capacity of each bus by over 75 per cent, with clear seat markings in place to guide customers where to sit, and the launch of innovative functionality added to First’s mobile App – allowing customers to not only live track the location of their next bus, but also to see how many seats are available on it.