First Capital Connect gearing up for bad weather with mini snow ploughs

TRAIN operator First Capital Connect (FCC) will be using quad bike snow ploughs to clear station forecourts and car parks this winter.

The company is believed to be the first of its kind in the country to use the specialist vehicles, which can clear a station within 15 minutes.

The machines will be operated by FCC’s cleaning contractors and transported to snow-hit stations by vans with snow tyres and chains.

Keith Jipps, FCC’s head of customer services, said: “The Met Office is predicting that this winter will be colder than last year and we at FCC are determined to be as well prepared as possible.

“The quad bike snow ploughs are a fantastic innovation and will be very useful in helping our customers to reach our stations and their destinations safely during times of snow disruption.”


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus