Thameslink statement after media reports of legionella bacteria on trains


Thameslink statement after media reports about low levels of legionella bacteria having been found in the water system for the toilet on some Class 700 trains:

“We take this extremely seriously and the safety of our passengers is our number one priority. A very low level of legionella bacteria was found to be present during testing in a small number of Thameslink Class 700 train toilets. While it is extremely unlikely this would cause any harm to passengers or colleagues, the toilets affected were immediately locked out of use. The trains were taken out of service and these toilets have been drained, bleached and had their tanks completely re-filled. We work closely with our trade unions on all safety matters and will continue to engage with them on this issue, in particular our Health and Safety representatives.”

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