More than 450 sites in the South East have been cleared of graffiti as part of a £2 million Network Rail clean-up project.
Spray-painted ‘tags’ have been removed and, in some cases, anti-graffiti paint has been applied.
Locations treated include London’s Hungerford Bridge outside Charing Cross, the Bermondsey dive-under, and the 1930s Southern Railway building at Chessington South. In addition, a mural has been created on a previously graffiti-affected area in Stream Walk, Whitstable.
On the Kent route alone, more than 20 miles of graffiti has been removed.
Elsewhere, anti-graffiti work has been taking place in the West Midlands for nearly a year, in preparation for this summer’s Commonwealth Games. Most recently, routes around Birmingham New Street and walls and buildings in the city centre have been addressed, alongside work in the Stechford and Sutton Park areas.
Graffiti removal has also taken place in Melton Mowbray, as well as across Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, and notably at Burley Park station and through Ashton Road Tunnel in Wigan.
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