South West Trains installs first ticket collection machine at an airport
Travellers will now find it even easier to travel by public transport as South West Trains has installed a new railway ticket machine at Southampton Airport.
The new style ‘ticket on departure’ machine for collecting tickets will provide a quick and easy way for passengers to collect their pre-booked railway tickets.
Dean Pettitt, Station Manager, South West Trains, said: “This is the first time South West Trains has installed one of its ticket on departure machines at an airport. With many passengers now choosing to buy their tickets through our website, we wanted to provide even easier access to passengers simply wanting to collect their pre-booked tickets and who don’t necessarily need to queue at one of our full service ticket machines”.
Dave Lees, Managing Director, Southampton Airport, added: “We welcome the arrival of the new South West Trains ticket machine at Southampton Airport. Busy travellers won’t need to queue for tickets at the station if they’ve pre-booked them online, making their journey easier and saving them time.”
Owned by BAA, Southampton Airport sees nearly 2 million passengers travelling each year. Taking passengers to international destinations including: Amsterdam, Bergerac, Dublin, Hanover and Paris;airlines servicing Southampton Airport include: Air France, Aurigny, BlueIslands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Skybus, Thomas Cook, and Veuling.