City Centre clean up in time for D Day 75 anniversary

City Centre clean up in time for D Day 75 anniversary

South Western Railway has completed works to much improve the cleanliness of the Portsmouth and Southsea railway station in the city centre.

As part of Portsmouth’s preparations for the D Day celebrations in June 2019, Portsmouth based, 1st Choice High Level Cleaning and Maintenance were tasked with the job of cleaning the railway bridge in the city centre.

Paul Coupland of 1st Choice High Level Cleaning and Maintenance, a former Marine himself said: 

“It’s a real honour to be part of the D Day memorial effort. We have also cleaned the Cenotaph the Chesapeake memorial and the façade of the Portsmouth Museum and are proud members of the forces family.”

“Site safety was paramount as the railway bridge is at a busy station over the main road into the city centre. Traffic Management was used to ensure that the area could be cleaned using an access platform and low-pressure steam cleaning was used so that harsh chemicals could be avoided. The results are great and the front of the station has never looked so good. It has certainly helped give the city centre a much-needed facelift before the veterans arrived on the 5th June.”

Paul works hard to raise money for the Royal Marines Charity which supports both serving and veteran Marines and their families. Paul has raised over £1500 for the charity. If you’d like to donate please visit