20 November 2007
Capita Symonds will be a 'Future Partner' at the revamped
London Transport Museum in Covent Garden when it reopens on 22
As one of the museum’s ‘Future
Partners’ over the next two years, Capita Symonds (in conjunction
with The Capita Group Plc) will be exhibiting at the ‘Visions for
London’s Future’ exhibition which deals with the transport issues
facing the London of 2025.
The exhibit – voiced by TV’s Adam Hart-Davis (right) – will
explore the benefits of road technology from traffic signals and
road user pricing to the systems of the future.
Visitors will be shown how, in the near future, developments
such as ‘in car tag’ will enable satellites to pinpoint a
motorist’s location and give instant travel advice, highlight
congestion levels, preferred routes, carbon emissions and road user
charges, as well as alternative public transport options. The same
in-car technology will also be used to introduce ‘road trains’ on
major routes where traffic distance and speed is controlled.
When it reopens, the museum’s permanent exhibits will tell the
story of the development of London, its transport systems, and the
people who’ve travelled and worked there over the last 200
As well as exploring the past, the new museum will also look at
future transport developments and how transport has shaped five
other world cities - Delhi, New York, Paris, Shanghai and
The renovated museum also has more space and better facilities,
including a new 121-seat cubic theatre, larger shop and café.