January 2010 in Network Rail and Suppliers
A reporter has expressed concern about the detaching of the "5M11‟ which arrives onto platform 10 at Glasgow Central station. Drivers are expected to detach the locomotive once it has arrived on the platform. To do this they have to stand in the four-foot of the platform where the ground is full of old oil, stagnant water, human waste, and other waste products.
The waste is said to come from passenger toilets - of local passenger services - that are being used while the train is stationary on the platform. The reporter would like the ground to be cleaned regularly to avoid the risk of slipping and the risk of catching any sort of disease from these hazardous substances. Is this possible?
Network Rail would like to thank the reporter for raising the above concern regarding platform 10 of Glasgow Central station. Safety is a highly important issue for Network Rail.
Station inspections have also highlighted the reporters concerns and as a result an action plan has been implemented to address this unpleasant issue. Work will commence at platform 10 on Wednesday 26th August 2009 supported by additional work over a further two weekends taking in platforms 1,2,6,7 which have been identified as the worst contaminated platforms. Periodic work will be then be undertaken to manage the contamination problem at this location. It is anticipated that the situation at Glasgow Central will be vastly improved before this report is published.