New cashless pay system for car parking
Published: 26 Nov 2012 15:45
The Transport Minister, Danny Kennedy has announced that the new cashless payment system for pay and display parking is being extended to all towns including Enniskillen after a trial period from the end of this week.
The Minister said: "The trial of Northern Ireland's first cashless pay by phone parking scheme was very successful, with over 130,000 calls having been taken since the scheme's introduction in 2011. This is a clear indication that motorists have benefited from using the service.
"It makes sense to give other towns which have pay and display parking the same opportunity to make use of the scheme. The scheme provides a viable alternative to coins at parking machines allowing a credit or debit card payment substitute and it gives people a convenient way to extend their parking stay."
Cashless parking is a convenient way to pay for parking without the need for coins. Instructions on how to use the service can be found on the signage affixed to the pay and display machines. Customers register for the service either online, through one of Parkmobile's smartphone Apps or over the phone. Payment is taken on either a credit or debit card at the end of the month. Additional information on the Parkmobile system is available at http://www.parkmobile.co.uk
Once registered, customers make one phone call to start their parking and another to stop it on return to their vehicle. Customers are free to go about their business safe in the knowledge that their parking payment is taken care of until their return. As customers can stop their parking as soon as they return to their car, they are only charged for the time they actually use - which many drivers find saves them money, even taking the 15p administration fee into account. Traffic attendants will check that you have paid for your parking by entering your vehicle registration into the live database on their handheld devices.