Servicing at the Cerro Negro depot
So that passengers can concentrate on enjoying their journey, ACCIONA also takes full care of the cleaning of the trains, for which there are several kinds of operation: daily cleaning; a more thorough cleaning every 10 days; specific cleaning tasks every 25 days; end-to-end cleaning every two years; as well as the one-off jobs aimed at recovering particularly dirty or damaged carriages.
The work is distributed between the Cerro Negro depot outside Madrid and the stations themselves. At Cerro Negro, a team of professionals is responsible for manually cleaning the outside of trains, including wiping graffiti, as well as the fronts of locomotives, and anything that requires more exhaustive labor.
In stations, the cleaning is performed by highly-organised teams that give the trains a general spruce in the few minutes they are stationary.
Tasks include refilling of water and soap, cleaning upholstery, straightening seats, replacement of disposable headrests, cleaning of luggage racks, emptying of waste bins, replacement of bin bags, general rubbish removal, cleaning of tables, vacuuming carpets, mopping corridors, cleaning the inside of windows, general cleaning of cafeterias and ovens, toilets and replacement of consumables.
Whether you travel on trains every day, or only on a special journey, ACCIONA works tirelessly to set the stage for your greatest adventures.
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