Fleets of trains, buses and trams are built to be hard wearing with many years of
life carrying passengers. During their lifetime in service, build materials are
exposed to high densities of passengers, most of whom treat the vehicles with respect.
However there will always be mishaps when drinks or food are spilt onto surfaces
and the undesirable individuals who apply graffiti or vandalise the vehicles.
The Care Regime was developed by GTECH Strategies Limited for London Underground
as part of the Recover, Care and Repair Regime. It is a life cycle maintenance strategy
for the materials in passenger areas of public transport vehicles. It provides simple,
cost effective ways of continuously improving all aspects of materials maintenance.
The recommendations are made based on the available human resources, budgets and
the logistics of the maintenance depot.
Reviewof materials used to build the fleet and the current maintenance procedures
(chemicals, equipment & methods)
Demonstrationsof the recommended materials, equipment and processes.
Training- delivery of nationally accredited & certificated training programmes to
improve the quality of all materials maintenance procedures.
Best chemicals, equipment & methods for both routine maintenance and periodic deep
A graffiti control programme including chemicals, equipment, methods & secondary
Health & safety considerations and environmental impact on water effluent.