So how often do you think a subway car is actually cleaned? I just touched a pole and could litterally feel the grease on it. I will look up the statistics on subway cleaning when I return to base camp. I’ll put an update here.
So anyway, the cars are dirty. There’s no other way to put it. Just gross. Generally, I try to NEVER touch the hand rails. You can SEE the hand juice on some of them. If you dare, run you finger down one of the poles. You can write your name in it!
I would imagine that the inside of the cars could easily handle a powerwasher. All you would need is to have a crew come in and spray the thing down from top to bottom, and its done. A couple of guys could wash an entire train out in under 20 minutes.
In the summer, you could just pull the train into your average tunnel, and leave all the doors open. The insane heat of the tunnel will dry it out in minutes. The whole process would leave a train out of service for 2 hours max.
Why am I not in charge of these things? Live from the subway, back to you in studio…