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Bratislava’s public transport ensures safe passage for all through innovative methods

Ever since the start of the pandemic, the operating company has prioritized the safety and wellbeing of travelers

  • October 09, 2020 17:30
  • Author Anton Stoyanov
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Source: City of Bratislava

Cities must always keep moving – even during a lockdown. That much was evident during the first months of the coronavirus outbreak when cities across Europe transformed their public transport habits in order to accommodate social distancing and enhanced health and safety guidelines.

In Bratislava, the local public transport operating company has been making use of a wide range of innovative methods to make sure that passengers and travellers are as safe as possible on their trips.

Embracing modernity

The Bratislava Transport Company (DPB) places a special emphasis on the comfort and wellbeing of its passengers. Thus, since the first days of the outbreak, it has been implementing special technology in the fight against COVID-19 - namely polymer disinfection, which has a long-lasting and more intense effect than conventional agents.

As explained by Chairman of the Board of the company Ing. Martin Rybanský "Passenger health is a priority for us. Due to the current development of the epidemiological situation, we in DPB also approached a special form of disinfection, the so-called polymer effect. Its effect is more pronounced compared to common disinfectants and methods and is long-lasting."

Polymer disinfection uses an electrostatic disinfection technique. It eliminates a wide range of microorganisms, has bactericidal, virucidal, mycobactericidal and algicidal effects and is not harmful to the health of passengers. The frequency of disinfection is at least twice a month, based on the manufacturer's recommended procedures, as it forms a protective layer on their surface.

That, however, does not mean that vehicles are also not cleaned every day. During their normal and standard cleaning procedures, all surfaces are rigorously disinfected – including handles, retaining bars, buttons etc.

You can check out how the cleaning procedures happen in real-time, in the video below (in Slovak).



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