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New link for visitors to Southampton Airport

11/19/2008 AT 08:53

For cyclists, the stairs will incorporate a new cycle route which will pass through the station. The new footbridge will be situated at the north end of the station and will give passengers direct access to the north car park and the airport walkway will be redesigned to provide direct access from both the lift and stairs.

Working together with Network Rail, Department for Transport, BAA, Hampshire County Council and Eastleigh Borough Council, work commenced at the beginning of November with the footbridge due to be completed during spring 2009.

Ian Johnston, our Customer Service Director, said: “This is a fantastic boon for passengers of Southampton Airport (Parkway) station. Since the station opened, in 1986, we have seen a huge increase in passengers using the train as their preferred mode of transport to get them to and from the airport. This new footbridge will bring real benefits to the station with the main aim to improve the flow of passengers around the station and also making sure we are able to provide access for all.”

Dave Lees, Director of Planning & Development at Southampton Airport, said: “Southampton Airport (Parkway) station is just 99 steps from plane to train, providing one of the closest connections in Europe. The new bridge will significantly enhance these excellent transport links, and will mean that travelling to one of 46 destinations from Southampton Airport has never been easier.”

In addition to the new footbridge additional CCTV cameras will be installed along with additional lighting which will complement the glazed design and open feel.

We are also working on proposals for a multi-storey car park to be built at the station which will, should the planning permission be granted, bring the total amount of car park spaces at the station to approximately 1,000.

Minister for Transport, Andrew Adonis, said: “This new footbridge will transform the experience of disabled passengers and those with luggage or small children who use Southampton Airport (Parkway). We welcome the start of work on this project and look forward to the benefits it will bring in the future.”

Councillor Mel Kendal, Executive Member for Environment at Hampshire County Council, said: “We welcome the footbridge improvements at Southampton Parkway and look forward to continuing to work with South West Trains to implement improved accessibility measures and links to and from the station.”

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