London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has awarded Atalian Servest a five-year station and train cleaning and presentation contract.
The contract includes investment, technology and training to maintain and build on the high standards customers expect at LNER stations and onboard its trains.
Enhanced customer experience training will be introduced for all staff as well as smart-phone technology to improve communications, increased waste segregation and recycling, mobile deep cleaning teams and a 24-hour helpdesk for train and station presentation needs.
Atalian Servest will work in partnership with LNER to reduce water consumption across the route and introduce chemical-free cleaning.
John Doughty, engineering director at LNER, said: "We are undergoing an incredible transformation of our train service with the complete fleet upgrade to our brand new Azuma trains, timetable enhancements, customer experience improvements and better use of technology. We are especially looking forward to the improved environmental and sustainability benefits of this new partnership with Atalian Servest."
Daniel Dickson, CEO UK & Ireland at Atalian Servest, said: "This is a hugely exciting opportunity for Atalian Servest. LNER shares our values. Sustainability is at the centre point of everything we do and our combined sense of entrepreneurial spirit will ensure we continuously collaborate to improve, innovate and deliver exceptional service."
Around 400 staff who currently work for ISS on the LNER contract will TUPE transfer to Atalian Servest to ensure a seamless transition period.