For the first time in 30 years, the subway stations known as ‘Clockwork Orange’ closed for five weeks during July and August to carry out various improvement works including laying new tracks in anticipation of driverless trains which are looking to be introduced in 2019.
With the subway closed SPT also took the opportunity to continue with other refurbishment works which have been ongoing since July 2011.
Churchill was awarded the Clockwork Orange cleaning contract in May 2014. Comprising of 15 stations, Churchill is responsible for the cleaning of stations, platforms, ticket offices and staff areas. Churchill also has a nightshift team responsible for cleaning the trains and tracks in line with operational times.
Commenting on the teams work during the closure, Janice Joyes, contracts manager, said:
“The dust within the stations and the evasive works going on made our normal tasks much tougher but here in Glasgow we like a challenge and all staff worked together to ensure SPT had their stations in a clean condition for re-opening. Every day for five weeks we carried out a builders clean to all stations and then started again the next day.
“Our staff worked extremely hard during this time. Well done to all involved.”