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Departures Security

Stansted Airport, Bassingbourn Road, Essex, CM24 1QW

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Main Security Gates

  • There are a series of automatic gates at Security.
  • These are the main security gates.
  • The gates are automatic and open away from you.
  • The gates are 55cm wide.
  • The FastTrack and accessible security gates are located to the right of the main security gates.

Accessible Route to Security Gates

  • The purple floor route symbol at the Assistance Reception entrance is picked up on the approach to the security gates.
  • The purple floor route finder to the security gates starts at check in.
  • It takes you to the tables for removing items from your baggage that are not permitted through security.
  • The purple route continues to the accessible security desk and beyond.

FastTrack and Accessible Security Gates

  • The FastTrack and accessible security gates are located to the right of the main security gates.
  • The FastTrack gate is on the right as you face security.
  • The accessible gate is on the left as you face security.
  • There is clear overhead signage.
  • The accessible gate has a clear purple floor marked route.
  • There is directional signage along the floor to the gates.
  • There is generally a member of staff on duty to check boarding passes and provide assistance.
  • The gate is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • The gate opens away from you.
  • Once inside the security area there is a further gate to access the search area.
  • The gate is manual and opens both ways.
  • The gate is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • The gate will be opened by a member of staff.
  • The route between the gate exit and the search area is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • The width of the walk through scanner in the search area is 74cm (2ft 5in).

Security Checks

  • Passengers who cannot use the walk through scanner will be scanned by a member of staff.
  • The wheelchair space between scanners is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide
  • The luggage scanner is 90cm (2ft 11in)high.
  • Members of staff will assist any passengers who need assistance.

Private Security Search Room

  • There is Private Security Search Room located after the security check area.
  • There is step free access to the room.
  • The door opens away from you and is 76cm wide.
  • The surface of the flooring is vinyl.

Security Exit

  • There is level access to exit security.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The exit leads to the Departure Lounge.

Accessible and Standard Toilets

  • There are accessible toilet facilities located before security in the Check-in Hall and just beyond Security before World Duty Free.
  • There are standard toilet facilities located before security in the Check-in Hall and just beyond Security before World Duty Free.

World Duty Free