Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 18°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Essex/Suffolk: Drop-off zone returns to front of Stansted Airport

18:17 02 July 2014

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport

A set down area has returned to the front of Stansted Airport.

The express zone has made a come back to directly outside the terminal, but will keep a minimum charge of £2 for 10 minutes which applied when it was relocated to the short-stay car park.

Signs will also be improved for the free drop-off and pick-up facility in the mid-stay car park with a shuttle bus to the terminals, and real-time technology will be added on airport approach roads so drivers can see where spaces are available.

Mat Garner, head of travel services at the airport, said: “We want Stansted to be the airport of choice for passengers from across the region and whilst we have a fantastic public transport record with more than 50% of passengers using coach, bus or train to get to and from the airport, we also want to ensure those who need to arrive by car or park at the airport have convenient options to choose from that suit all budgets.

“We’ve listened to customer feedback and sought to balance the issue of congestion with ease of access and choice.

“We are investing to improve Stansted’s infrastructure, and will continue to do so.

“This announcement is another stepping stone on the road to improving services and facilities for our passengers.”

1 comment

  • Not new - I used this 10 days ago to drop off my family going on holiday. This facility was packed at 5am but the system works well. drive in - unload - drive out - pay with coins at the barriers and you are away. No need to even switch the engine off.

    Report this comment

    The original Victor Meldrew

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Marsden Amner reads a statement on behalf of Jean Wilcox's family outside Colchester Magistrates' Court

Tributes have been paid to a great-grandmother who died in a crash in north Essex.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

Engineering work is taking place on the rail line between Norwich and Ipswich today.

Clacton Air Show 2016 final day

Day two of the Clacton Airshow provided perfect conditions for flying off the beach – and allowed more than 100,000 visitors to watch the full display.

Police stock image

An independently chaired misconduct panel has dismissed a police constable for gross misconduct.

Stock pic

A multi-car crash at the busy Yarmouth Road/London Road junction caused severe delays in Ipswich today (August 26).

Tracy Forshaw serving at Clacton Beer Festival 2016 on Thursday afternoon

Ale lovers are raising a glass to the Clacton Airshow at this year’s summer beer festival in the town.

Ben Gummer at his desk in the Cabinet Office. Photo: Robert Thom

In the final part of five three-minute interviews, Ipswich MP Ben Gummer explains why he enjoys being the town’s representative in parliament.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24