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Robots Target Coronavirus with Ultraviolet Light at London Train Station


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UV-radiation robot at St. Pancras International station

UV-radiation robots are deployed in bathrooms and corridors at St. Pancras International station.

Credit: E&T Magazine

Robots have been deployed at St. Pancras International train station in London to kill the coronavirus with ultraviolet (UV) light. The robots sweep large areas with UV without having to chemically disinfect, and can destroy almost 100% of bacteria and viruses on surfaces and in the surrounding air in minutes, a station representative said.

St Pancras International saw 34.6 million entries and exits in the year-long perioed ended March 2019, making it the ninth-busiest station in the U.K.

"We are the first train station to bring this type of technology in because we want to allow people to use a train station with confidence, use our retail units with confidence, and slowly get back to a normal way," says Jay Newton with the High Speed One Channel tunnel rail link.

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