Southend Airport Station Operative nominated for Award
SOUTHEND AIRPORT RAILWAY STATION TICKET OFFICE CLERK FINALIST FOR NATIONAL AWARD
London Southend Airport railway station Ticket Office Clerk Joe Carpenter has been nominated as Rail Newcomer of the Year in the 2011 RailStaff Awards.
The 24-year old from Church Parade in Canvey Island will find out if he is a winner during a ceremony held at the ICC in Birmingham on 29 October 2011.
Operational since July this year, the all-new Southend Airport railway station is on the Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street line, offering up to eight services to London per hour and taking passengers from the airport into the City in just 53 minutes, or to Stratford – venue for the Olympics in 2012 – in 44 minutes.
Uniquely, the railway station was constructed and is operated by airport owners Stobart Group’s rail division, Stobart Rail, making all airport and railway station staff at London Southend, Stobart employees – a company synonymous with excellent customer service, unrivalled efficiency, friendliness and smart operations.
Joe says "The railway station is situated in the heart of the airport, fewer than 100 paces from the new terminal currently under construction and is an integral part of the development – which is all about efficiency and ease of use for passengers. The attitude of us employees adds to this feeling of a friendly and efficient airport, and I think the customers appreciate it – which is why I come to work every day with a smile and a cheerful outlook."
He added "I know our attitude is also important to the Stobart Group, as with their famous Eddie Stobart truck drivers. I have met Stobart bosses Andrew Tinkler and William Stobart, who sometimes use the station, and I hope to make them proud at the awards in Birmingham later this month."
London Southend Airport Managing Director Alastair Welch says "Everyone at the airport wishes Joe all the very best at the RailStaff awards. He is a strong member of a great station team and deserves recognition as an excellent Rail Newcomer."
NOTES TO EDITORS
Projects to make London Southend Airport a fully functioning international gateway by 2012 are well underway. A new Control Tower is now operational, as is the new airport railway station. London Southend Airport’s new passenger terminal will be completed in the coming months, as will its runway extension. In March 2011, Aer Arann started operating two daily return flights from Southend to Galway and Waterford, and easyJet will commence 70 departures each week to Amsterdam, Alicante, Barcelona, Belfast, Faro, Ibiza, Jersey, Malaga and Mallorca from April 2012. The airport is predicting passenger growth to 2 million passengers per year by 2020. More information at www.southendairport.com
Stobart Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the FTSE250 (LSE:STOB). Operating from over 40 sites across the UK and Europe, Stobart Group is a UK front-runner in the multimodal logistics, warehousing, civil engineering, rail infrastructure and biomass fuel sectors. At the core of the Group is the Stobart Transport and Distribution division, incorporating Eddie Stobart – the iconic name behind a huge road haulage fleet totaling some 2,250 tractor units and over six million square feet of warehousing. Stobart Estates, Stobart Infrastructure and Civils, Stobart Air and Stobart Biomass divisions complete the Group’s corporate structure. www.stobartgroup.com
Find out more about the RailStaff Awards - www.railstaffawards.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION, INTERVIEWS & IMAGES
Please contact Tracy Jones at Brera – 01702 390348 / 07887 514984 / email@example.com / www.brera-london.com
10 October 2011
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