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We've given up the spray cans

We have done away with spray-based solutions when servicing our trains as they contain solvents that have a negative impact on the environment and on people's health. One such commonly used substance is a brake cleaner – every year, we used to use about 7,000 containers of it at our depot for long distance trains at Rummelsburg in Berlin alone. But we've put a stop to that.

We have switched to refillable pump-action canisters that use a more ecologically sound cleaning agent. This eliminates about two metric tons of solvent every year just in Berlin.