21 new jobs created by train operator in Preston and three other sites

Train company TransPennine Express has announced an investment of £1.7million in further enhancing its existing cleaning programme.
Cleaning a Transpennine Express trainCleaning a Transpennine Express train
Cleaning a Transpennine Express train

The move means 21 new jobs will be created in Preston and three other sites.

A top-notch cleaning programme is already in place, but the additional uplift will see more than 9,400 extra cleaning hours,

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That will provide a dedicated team of operatives at every TPE station and on each train when it reaches its destination.

This enhancement represents a 70 per cent increase on pre-Covid-19 cleaning.

As a result, 57 new positions are being created across the North with 21 of these being based in Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Stalybridge.

Applications for the jobs, which are through facilities management and professional services company Mitie are now open.

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Along with the recruitment of extra staff, the enhanced programme will see a boost to overnight cleaning plus extended cleaning hours at all TPE stations.

Toilet attendants will also be introduced at larger stations including Manchester Airport.

TPE says that with a robust cleaning programme in place as well as social distancing on trains and at stations plus ‘We’re Good To Go’ accreditation from Visit Britain, customers can be assured that travelling is safe.

Emma Teale, Customer Experience Manager for TransPennine Express, commented: “We are looking for customer-focused people to join our team from across the communities we operate in.

“So if you are great at providing excellent customer service and take pride in your work, then we would love to work with you.”