MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Hour, metro employees treat stations and lobbies, cars and tunnels. Pay special attention to the areas where passengers are.
In the Moscow metro conduct disinfection around the clock. This was reported Sergei Sobyanin during the inspection of the processing of cars in the depot “Krasnaya Presnya”. Also, the Mayor drove to the station Belorusskaya Ring line of the subway themed train, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory.
“It is very important to ensure disinfection of the rolling stock, stations, passages, escalators, and so on. This is a huge work that is involved daily in the metro. Of how well it is conducted and carried out, largely depends on the health of Muscovites. Of course, Muscovites have when commuting to take care of in order to protect themselves from other passengers. It is desirable that they were wearing masks, it is advisable to put on gloves, it is also very important,” said
To prevent the spread of coronavirus infections in the metro taken unprecedented measures to ensure epidemiological safety. For the first time in the history of the subway consistently and radically reduced the number of trips.
“By those measures for the maintenance of the regime of self-isolation, which are accepted in Moscow, the number of public transport passengers has decreased significantly. In the metro this decrease occurred almost five times. Nevertheless, public transport continues to operate in the usual schedule, so as not to create crowding of passengers. On the contrary, we do everything to make them feel comfortable,” added the Mayor.
Metro began to use fewer passengers for several reasons:
— because of the introduction of isolation
— due to transfer to work remotely a large part of the employees or the complete cessation of the functioning of many city organizations
— due to the temporary abolition of free and concessionary travel for residents over 65 years of age, citizens with chronic diseases, students and schoolchildren of 5-11 grades
— due to a temporary suspension of all travel tickets, with the exception of the Troika card and social security cards linked to digital badges, which are automatically checked at the entrances to the subway.
In last week’s passenger traffic in the metro is less than 20 percent of its former level, in fact, gone is the rush hour. While maintaining a regular schedule of trains is necessary for maximum dispersal of people.
In trains, on platforms and in metro stations marking, ensuring social distancing passengers. And with the onset of heat in the lobbies of the Moscow metro opened the second door. Passengers can enter the subway without touching the doors.
Also, the metro has introduced enhanced disinfection. Treated rooms in which the staff, depots, tunnels and passenger facilities zone: cars, lobbies and platforms of subway stations.
From April 26 in the concourse began to set the automatic sanitiser for processing and disinfection of hands. For about 400 dispensers appeared on 87 subway stations.
For example, “Belarus” Ring and Zamoskvoretsky lines installed 10 sanitizers, each of which can take advantage of up to thousands of passengers per hour, or 195 thousand passengers per day. This is 15 times more than the number of passes through the turnstiles in the metro at this station at present.
During may and June at the metro stations, the Moscow Central ring of the Moscow Central diameters and other platforms of suburban trains will be installed 2450 sanitizers.
According to the Deputy Mayor of Moscow, head Department of transportation and development of road transport infrastructure of the city Maxim Liksutov in the beginning of next week in the metro will sell medical mask — in kiosks or at the ticket offices of the subway. The masks have been delivered to warehouses of the metro.
“In the framework of the recommendations of the CPS and instructions of the Mayor of Moscow we organize almost every metro station selling medical masks. Price in the metro is not higher than in pharmacies. Metro receives these masks the implementation from urban structures, and the goal is one: to all passengers who for whatever reason couldn’t find the mask in pharmacies or forgot it, at the entrance to the Moscow metro could the mask be purchased”, — he said.
Mr Liksutov also noted that passengers need to use disposable gloves.
From wet cleaning to quartz treatment
Subway cars are disinfected in two main ways: by the regular wet cleaning with disinfectants and detergents and using quartz treatment, disinfection salon UV rays.
Wet cleaning of cars is done daily. The line out completely disinfected and purified compounds. Now the frequency of disinfection has doubled compared to the time before the pandemic.
To use disinfection tools with a broad spectrum of antimicrobial and antiviral actions, including destroying the bacilli of tuberculosis, hepatitis A, b, C, HIV and different types of coronavirus infection. In addition, the concentration of disinfectants increased two to four times depending on specific funds. This allows for a more effective antiviral effects. The treatment is carried out according to the recommendations of the CPS.
To accelerate disinfection in several depot began to use aerosol devices that allow to treat, for example, the cabin of the car “Rusich” (270 cubic meters) in about 20 minutes.
Air disinfection with ultraviolet rays is carried out in two ways — automatically and using portable UV lamps. The new carriages “Eye” and “Moscow” (46 per cent of the fleet train) is equipped with air conditioning units (total of 5572 units) with built-in quartz treatment systems and air purification. Thus, the disinfection occurs continuously in the process of moving trains. Old carriages quercuum depot using portable UV lamps.
Pulsing jet engine to clean the subway
Total cleaning and disinfection of passenger areas, service rooms and tunnels is carried out several times a day. The work involved over two thousand employees.
According to the head of the Moscow metro Victor Kozlovsky, since the announcement of the epidemic, the handling of cars is made twice a day steam generators, solutions recommended by Rospotrebnadzor. In addition, every half to two hours disinfection of all elements of the passenger area that can touch people. That is, the frequency of passenger processing zone has increased by 12-15 times.
The quality of processing monitored daily by sanitary doctors of the metro with luminometers determining the level of contamination. The analysis shows that disinfection allows to reduce this figure to five or more times.
Day do wet cleaning in the concourse and wash platform. All the infrastructure elements, which interact during the trip the passengers thoroughly disinfected at least once in a couple of hours. Pay special attention to the handles of the entrance doors, terminals for payment by Bank cards, the turnstiles, the escalator handrails, and cash zones. Vending machines of tickets disinfected once per hour, 15 times a day.
Night is General cleaning of stations, which also washed all elements of the infrastructure, platforms, mirrors, ladders, lighting elements. In addition, night-time runs aerosol disinfection stations with generators of hot air.
Metro created a special unit that disinfects objects underground thermal spray with pulsating jet engine. A day disinfection with this equipment on a total area of 125 thousand square meters — in the places where usually a lot of passengers (platforms, zones at the turnstiles, seats at the box office). It takes about a ton of disinfectant per day.
Also in the area of attention — the subway tunnels, which are processed with washing machines. This is done at night when no passenger trains. In tank machines for washing tunnels added disinfectant. During the night cars pass 20 kilometers. At the moment, disinfected 782 kilometers of tunnels. Previously such work was conducted.
“To date, processed all the tunnels of the Moscow metro is 782 km. Therefore, this work continues, Mr Sobyanin, and, among other things, processed, and household buildings and premises of Moscow metro, which are our people,” — said Viktor Kozlovsky.
Carefully monitored and air quality in the subway. Laboratory of microclimate constantly measures the temperature and humidity, high-speed flows, as well as the content of carbon dioxide and dust.
To increase ventilation, the experts strengthened the work of the ventilation units system of tunnel ventilation. Installations regularly washed, performed an unscheduled cleaning and replacement of filters in the system of local ventilation, which provides air service space stations.
The Metropolitan also began to disinfect mine tunnel ventilation with hot air generators, which is filled with disinfectant. This allows you to quickly and effectively treat large areas. As of may 2 disinfected over 500 ventilation shafts.
Ensuring the safety of staff subway
The subway now provide about 40 thousand employees. Those who can perform their duties remotely, transferred to remote work. The part of the staff of the underground is a non-working day, the wages thus saved.
All metro employees before changing temperature. Employees with fever and signs of SARS are not allowed to work.
Personnel who interact with passengers are provided with medical masks, disposable gloves and antiseptics. Is the cashiers, the employees of the Centre ensure the mobility of passengers and the security and movement, as well as workers in the cleaning center.
In the offices of cashiers, line, paragraphs of locomotive brigades and the premises on duty in the subway stations disinfection of air by ultraviolet irradiators.
The employees health service of the Metropolitan control the effectiveness of disinfection, including the use of instrumental methods of examination.
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