Frankfurt Main Station is an important rail transport hub for Deutsche Bahn. Additional hygiene measures ensure safety and cleanliness here even in times of corona.
cut-off disks, distance floor stickers and barrier tapes help to keep the appropriate distance in customer-relevant areas such as DB Information, but also in the shops. Banners and displays with rules of conduct also point out the minimum distance, among other things. The employees in DB Service and DB Security all wear a mouth-and-nose cover.
Hartmut Schwarz, Station Manager of Frankfurt Main Station, emphasises: "The many measures implemented at the main station ensure that passengers are healthy and safe when they travel. In addition to increased cleaning and maintaining distance, we also rely on innovative procedures, such as the technical disinfection of handrails on escalators".
The handrails of two escalators leading to the S-Bahn distribution level are disinfected by UV-C light irradiation. The technology installed in the last two days is being used for the first time in a station, namely Frankfurt Central Station. Stickers point out the sterile handrails.
A total of around 30 employees take care of cleaning in the station every day. They are increasingly cleaning door handles, handrails, glass surfaces and the operating systems on ticket and snack machines as well as the lifts.
In addition, disinfectant dispensers are set up at the entrances and service areas and passengers can wash their hands free of charge in the washroom of the toilet facility. Station manager Schwarz, however, asks the passengers independently to observe the hygiene and distance rules.