Eurostar to provide contactless travel from UK to France

A Eurostar train at the platform in London St Pancras station. It will soon be possible to board the Eurostar without showing a passport or ticket, using facial identification technology.
The contactless security system may have health benefits as it will allow passengers to socially distance.

It will soon be possible to board the Eurostar without showing a ticket or a passport, thanks to new facial recognition technology. 

Biometric entry corridors are to be installed at London St Pancras station, meaning passengers will not need to touch hardware or come into contact with other people during the identification process before travel.

The new corridors will be lined with cameras that use facial recognition technology to confirm passengers’ identities before they board the train.

The technology, made by iProov, was approved and funded by a competition to revolutionise rail travel run by the UK Department for Transport.

Health benefits in Covid-19 era

The facial recognition technology, ...

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