LONDON. St Pancras station to introduce virus-cleaning robots

Updated: Sep 19, 2020

London’s St Pancras International station is to deploy two robots “to help eradicate viruses throughout the historical landmark’s concourse and facilities.

The robots will be introduced from September 22, with St Pancras claiming to be “the first train station in the world to utilize high-tech cleaning robots to help eradicate viruses.

An ultraviolet robot will use UV-C light to deliver fully autonomous, fast, and chemical-free disinfection to large areas. The technology is able to kill 99.9999 percent of viruses and bacteria including Covid-19 on all surfaces and in the air surrounding it in a matter of minutes.

Meanwhile, the station will deploy a second Ultrasonic Disinfection Atomiser cleaning robot. The robot is designed to clean and disinfect surfaces simultaneously using an automated scrubber dryer and is able to auto charge, drain and refill resulting in minimal human interaction.

The Eurostar terminus is the latest transport hub to introduce virus-killing robots, which previously have been used to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections. In July Heathrow deployed similar technology, while Hong Kong International did so back in April.

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