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Train & Tram Wash Solutions


Rail companies invest a lot of money in eye-catching liveries to promote an image of efficiency, speed and comfort – so it is vital that this message is not obscured by dirt and grime.

Smith Bros. & Webb helps train operating companies to keep their rolling stock as clean as economically possible with the Britannia train washing system that can accommodate any type of rolling stock.

Capable of washing up to 200 carriages an hour, the fully automatic equipment will efficiently wash from a single car to a multiple of cars in any order of presentation for different gauge rolling stock.

Robustly constructed, it gives an unsurpassed quality of wash, with brushes made of Polyethylene ‘X’ material which does not retain dirt and therefore does not replace the dirt it has just removed.

The Britannia fully automatic train washing plant has evolved to become an essential investment for railway rolling stock operators throughout the world.

Easy to install, its modular design makes it easy for additional items, such as front, rear and roof wash, skirt and valance wash, water recycling and effluent treatment, to be fitted at a later date.

Britannia  CET Solutions


Smith Bros. & Webb designs and builds bespoke Contained Effluent Transfer Systems (CETs) that provide an essential service for train operators and for the comfort of rail passengers around the world.

The company provides a range of automatic and manual toilet emptying, rinsing and water filling, as well as a range of mobile bowsers.

Substantial ongoing savings can be made on water supply, detergent and effluent charges providing a fast return on capital outlay, as well as reducing pollution.

Smith Bros. & Webb is helping train companies to save time with the launch of its new ‘airline-style’ CET that works three times faster than conventional models. The fully automated CET uses negative pressure to evacuate 800 litres of effluent in just eight seconds – allowing a single operative to clean out tanks on a 12-carriage high speed train in just 10 minutes, a task that would have previously taken half an hour. The new Britannia CET uses technology similar to that used in airline toilets and is the first of its kind in the world, capable of emptying tanks on up to 30 trains a night.