Stations for mobile workers
NETHERLANDS: Serviced office company Regus and Dutch national passenger operator NS have opened their first station2station business lounge at Amersfoort station, and are planning to develop a total of 13 drop-in office facilities at inter-city stations by the end of the year.
The lounges provide access to office facilities including include workstations, meeting rooms, wi-fi, video conferencing, administrative support and tea and coffee. Workers can drop in to use the internet, complete paperwork, print documents, and meet colleagues or customers.
Regus has undertaken similar projects in partnership with SNCF and Trenitalia. ‘The remarkable potential of mobile, tablet and cloud technology is wasted if workers cannot find somewhere conducive to use it’, said Regus CEO Mark Dixon. ‘People need access to work space, be that a quiet space to think, or decent printing facilities, maybe just for 20 min at a time.’