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App allowing you to pay for parking by card expanded in Preston

Posted on - 25th November, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Transport
Market Hall car park
Market Hall car park

Three more Preston car parks are to offer the ability to pay via an app.

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Preston City Council installed the MiPermit scheme in its Avenham car park in April.

Paying via the app sees a 20p service charge added to the cost of parking – but does allow you to pay by debit or credit card rather than needing cash.

Market Hall, Hill Street and Trinity Square now have the MiPermit system available for those who download the app – or visit the MiPermit website.

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Cabinet member for community and environment councillor Robert Boswell said: “The pilot of this cashless system at Avenham multi-storey car park has been very successful, with over a thousand uses each month.

“Now the rollout of the MiPermit system will give visitors a choice of car parks and more convenience. You will no longer need to worry about carrying cash or rushing back to your car to top up the ticket.

“By managing your payments online we’re trying to make city centre parking a little less hassle.”

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The smartphone app also allows customers to opt in for a 10p reminder text. This also gives the option to extend your stay direct from your phone if you’re going to be in the city centre for longer.

Have you used the system? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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