The facilities management company, Servest, will provide a comprehensive range of cleaning services to 150 trains and 102 stations for the Great Western Railway franchise after securing a three-year contract.
Awarded after a ‘competitive tender process’, Servest will implement its expertise in the disciplines required to deliver a bespoke, high-quality solution at train services across the West, from Penzance to Paddington as well as across the South, South West and Wales.
Servest’s chief operating officer, Johan Venter said: “This is a hugely exciting contract for the Group. One of our key business ambitions is to grow our rail portfolio. Being awarded one of the largest and most prestigious contracts in the UK offers the best platform that we can possibly have to move forward. The win demonstrates Servest’s capability in this area and we’re delighted to have been trusted as a partner.”
The contract includes turnaround and in-transit cleans, in addition to cleaning trains overnight ready to go back into service the following day.