Airport beacons a local first

Justin Wright Projects Manager & Patrick Collins, Environment Manager.

Southampton Airport has just installed two solar powered Belisha Beacons on a zebra crossing between the train station and the airport, in what is believed to be a first in the area.

Justin Wright, Projects Manager, commented:

“The beacons are part of a wider plan to utilise solar power and other low energy lighting options in the airport.  With no dedicated lighting on the crossing previously, the lights are going to make a big difference to the passengers, staff and local office workers who regularly use it, as well as positively contributing to the airports environmental credentials.”

In 2010 the airport was the first in the UK to use solar power technology in lights surrounding the airfield, and this summer new low energy LED lights are going to replace existing lighting on the aircraft stands.

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  6 comments for “Airport beacons a local first

  1. March 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Not sure about this. Solar Power isn’t all its cracked-up to be.

    I’ve noticed that some solar powered road-signs, the interactive ones that measure speed and flash-up a warning of some description, aren’t always working. Presumably because their batteries have gone flat.

    Unless the Beacons have some other power supply, isn’t there a chance that they’ll stop flashing…?

    And isn’t that the one thing that you don’t want to happen on a pedestrian crossing…?

  2. March 12, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Try as they can to do their bit for the environment….the emissions from the planes outweigh any measures they do put in…

  3. Stephen Slominski
    March 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Don’t worry about aircraft pollution Greg – passenger numbers declining.

  4. Peter Stewart
    March 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I like Zebra crossings and I hate Pelicans and all those other button junkie crossings.

  5. March 13, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Don’t worry about aircraft pollution Greg — passenger numbers declining.

    How do you know? I think we still have to worry about air pollution because I’m sure there are still people that prefer to take a plane than any other form of transport. And did you see on BBC News that airline companies are complaining about the Emissions Trading Scheme?

  6. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    March 13, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    How do you know? I think we still have to worry about air pollution because I’m sure there are still people that prefer to take a plane than any other form of transport. And did you see on BBC News that airline companies are complaining about the Emissions Trading Scheme?

    Southampton Airport passenger numbers

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