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Southampton launches first live travel information system in an airport

Southampton Airport has launched the UK's first live travel information system in an airport

Southampton Airport has launched the UK’s first live travel information system in an airport, which provides passengers with live updates on bus, ferry, rail and road networks across the south of England.

The development, which cost £50,000 to install, uses live data feeds through the internet to automatically update information on a continuous basis. The system was developed in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council, Southampton City Council, the Highways Agency, South West Trains, Red Funnel and Hampshire County Council.

Commenting on its launch, Chris Huhne MP said that Southampton was the most traveller-friendly airport that he had experienced.

"The airport is also the biggest employer within my constituency and very important to the regional economy," he said.

"These screens are yet another example of the airport leading the way with technology to improve the passenger experience."

Southampton Airport announced in July that the first six months of this year were the busiest in its history, with over 957,000 passengers passing through its doors.

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