All buses are currently being fitted with new air filters that will take out 99.99% of viruses and bacteria, an extra safety measure in the fight against Covid.
Buses already have a natural means of refreshing the air, as doors open at regular intervals and windows are encouraged to be kept open. The new air filters will take out 99.99% of viruses and bacteria as air flows into both decks and the driver’s cab to help keep the air cleaner and consequently bus travel safer. A good flow of fresh air is regularly cited as the next most important safety protection after ‘Hands Face and Space’.
The filters are produced by train builder Bombardier and capture airborne particles that may contain pathogens and viruses such as COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). The filters eliminate 99.99%* of these particles. The conversion of the whole bus fleet will be complete within 30 days. They will continue to use these filters as standard as and when they need to be replaced.
The new filters represent a significant addition to safety measures on buses lined up to defeat the virus and give all passengers the confidence to be travelling safely.