Pods to increase public transport use

PUBLISHED: 14:01 22 March 2007 | UPDATED: 10:15 31 May 2010

Two travellers make use of the new pods

Two travellers make use of the new pods

STATE-OF-THE-ART Information Pods have been installed at Stansted Airport to encourage passengers to use public transport to get to and from the terminal. The three bright yellow devices, which use touch-screen technology, cost £100,000 and give passenger

STATE-OF-THE-ART Information Pods have been installed at Stansted Airport to encourage passengers to use public transport to get to and from the terminal.

The three bright yellow devices, which use touch-screen technology, cost £100,000 and give passengers information on the travel options available to them including bus and rail services.

Steve Mills, the airport's public transport manager said: "Around 40 per cent of passengers use public transport to get to and from Stansted, which is the highest figure for any airport in the UK.

"We will be monitoring closely how widely used the information pods become, as we have plans to install more of them in the future if they prove to be successful.

"Our new bus and coach station, which is due for completion in the spring, is one area we are considering, along with the train station at Stansted."

The company's business development manager, Tim Halford, said: "We're delighted to be working with BAA Stansted on this exciting project.

The information pods, supplied by Cityspace, will provide an important tool for passengers who are looking for easy access to the latest travel information from the airport.

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