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Tests show no traces of Covid-19 at four major railway stations

Imperial College London carries out tests at four mainline stations and on inter-city rail services

Mark Moran
02 August 2021
Cleaning an assistance station at Manchester Piccadilly


Tests have found no traces of the Covid-19 virus in swabs and air samples taken at four major railway stations and intercity train services, Network Rail has announced.

Network Rail commissioned Imperial College London to study the prevelance of virus in stations and on trains. The researchers conclude that enhanced cleaning methods across the rail industry and widespread wearing of face coverings by passengers are the key reasons for the negative results.

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