New York public transit will pilot UVC lamps to kill the new crown virus

 Date:2020-09-11 14:38:36

With the spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the safety of public transportation has attracted much attention. Recently, the agency responsible for public transportation in New York City announced a pilot plan to use ultraviolet lights to eliminate the new crown virus in places such as buses, trains and stations.

According to a CNN report on the 20th, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York announced that the public transportation system of New York City will use 150 dual-head mobile devices from PURO Lighting. Kill. The company pointed out that this is a very efficient UVC lighting device. UVC is one of the three types of light in the ultraviolet spectrum. It has been proven to kill the new coronavirus and is also effective against other viruses and bacteria. These lights will be used during the night when subway trains and buses are out of service.

Since May 6, New York City has shut down the entire subway system on its own to clean up all vehicles, for the first time in its 115-year history. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Agency stated that the first phase of ultraviolet lamp disinfection work will be launched on subways, buses and transportation facilities early next week. If successful, the second phase of disinfection work will be extended to the Long Island Railroad and the Metro. Metro Northern Railroad trains, these two railroads connect the suburbs of New York City.

Patrick Foye, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Agency, said frankly: "This is the first pilot of ultraviolet lamp disinfection in transportation agencies around the world, and we are proud to be one of them. UVC pilot The start of the project means that we are working hard to find technologies that can ensure the safety of our customers and employees as much as possible."