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10:41 AM 18th February 2021
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Meet Ruby Grant, Huddersfield’s Sanitation Buster Who Keeps Key Workers Across The North Safe Every Day

Ruby Grant, based at Huddersfield Station has worked round the clock to ensure the safety of customers making essential travel in Huddersfield
20 teams of sanitation busters, located throughout the North, have been keeping customers safe from COVID-19 during lockdown
The teams have collectively spent more than two years cleaning the trains in just 8 months.

Ruby Grant - credit Stuart Bailey
Ruby Grant - credit Stuart Bailey
Ruby Grant, a local sanitation buster, has been working round the clock to ensure key workers and essential travellers in Huddersfield and the North are kept safe every day.

Ruby, 53, who has been a part of the TransPennine Express (TPE) cleaning team for a year has worked tirelessly during lockdown to ensure that every touchpoint on the trains and within Huddersfield Station has been kept clean and safe for essential travellers.

In total, there are 20 sanitation teams across the North at TransPennine Express and the teams have collectively spent more than two years cleaning the trains in just eight months to ensure no seat is left unturned in the fight against COVID-19.

With passenger numbers expected to rise when lockdown is lifted, Ruby is continuing to ensure that every area within the 100 plus carriages that operate throughout the North is kept sanitised.

Ruby Grant - credit Stuart Bailey
Ruby Grant - credit Stuart Bailey
Ruby Grant, said:
“Keeping our key workers and essential travellers safe is our number one priority and it’s been rewarding to know that we’re helping to achieve that. I feel proud of myself, especially when passengers comment on my work, it opens up my eyes a little more and I realise how vital the job is that we are doing to protect people.”

Scott Brannan, who leads the sanitation team in Huddersfield said:
“I feel extremely proud to be leading a great team of cleaners that take pride in the job and want to keep customers safe. It really does make you realise how important our roles are.”

Scott Brannan - credit Stuart Bailey
Scott Brannan - credit Stuart Bailey
Customer Experience Manager for TransPennine Express Emma Teale said:
“I couldn’t be prouder of Ruby and we can’t thank her enough for the job she has been doing to help keep our essential travellers and our own colleagues safe during this year.”

For those requiring essential travel, tickets can be purchased online via the TransPennine Express website or using the TPExpress App where people can now pay using Apple Pay or PayPal. E-tickets are also available allowing customers to use their phone instead of a paper ticket.

Unless exempt, face coverings must be worn at all times on the train and at the station and it’s key that people follow the guidance provided to protect others.
More information can be found here:
tpexpress.co.uk/travelling-with-us/keeping-you-safe