PARIS, Feb 16 ― After London last year, Eurostar has installed electronic passport gates with facial recognition technology for passengers travelling from Paris.
“If you're travelling from Paris to day, try our brand new E-gates,” the company tweeted yesterday.
Passengers with biometric passports scan the document at a first gate and then proceed to a second gate where a camera compares their features with their passport picture before allowing them through to the departure lounge.
Over half a million passengers have used the e-gates at St Pancras station in London since they were installed in mid-2016.
After Gare du Nord in Paris, Eurostar also plans to roll out the technology, in use in a growing number of airports, to Brussels Midi station. ― AFP-Relaxnews