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South Shore Sanitized for Rider Safety masks required

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The South Shore commuter line is inviting riders to look for the ‘Sanitized for Rider Safety’ seal on trains and in stations within the next several weeks.

Sanitized for Rider Safety is the South Shore’s comprehensive cleaning program which includes sanitization procedures, safety recommendations for riders, and new resources like hand sanitizing stations.

“We want our riders and crews to know that we have their safety at the forefront of our service,” South Shore President Michael Noland said. “We know that health and safety concerns are now at the top of everyone’s minds, and we are hoping that the South Shore can offer peace of mind as riders start and end their days with us.”

South Shore sanitization procedures include disinfecting seats, windows, crash pads, handrails, door handles, head rests, and grab handles. Each train car is mopped with a stringent disinfectant, and the South Shore has purchased state-of-the-art equipment that fogs cars with disinfectant.

The South Shore is also recommending the following guidelines for passengers:

-- Utilize hand sanitization stations available on each train car.

-- Refrain from congregating in train vestibules.

-- Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes while on the train.

-- Wash hands frequently and follow CDC recommendations for handwashing.

-- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.

-- Respect the personal space of all passengers to the best of your ability.

-- Wear a mask or face covering while in stations and on the train.

“At this time, riders are required to wear face masks or face coverings while in stations and while on trains,” the South Shore said. “The South Shore thanks passengers for their patience and cooperation during this time.”

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Posted 5/15/2020




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