Easy way to park ‘n’ pay

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News - Judith Ton­ner

New pay and dis­play ma­chines are be­ing in­stalled at Air­drie sta­tion car park, to al­low users to make card and con­tact­less pay­ments.

The sta­tion is one of 20 across the coun­try to re­ceive the up­graded tech­nol­ogy, which op­er­a­tors Sco­trail say will “elim­i­nate the search for change to pay for car park­ing”.

Driv­ers will also be able to pay for park­ing by phone or via an app; while the new ma­chines will also be able to ac­cept new-style £1 coins and £5 notes.

Ian McCon­nell of Sco­trail Al­liance said: “Park­ing at sta­tions shouldn’t be a has­sle; these new and up­graded ma­chines will ac­cept card pay­ments with no min­i­mum spend.

“We’re work­ing hard to im­prove the ex­pe­ri­ence for our cus­tomers ev­ery day and this is one small change that we hope will make a big difference for them.”

It was also an­nounced ear­lier this month that two elec­tric car charg­ing points are to be in­stalled in the sta­tion car park.

Mean­while, a sep­a­rate 40-space park and ride fa­cil­ity is now un­der con­struc­tion at nearby for­mer Alexandra Pri­mary, and is sched­uled for com­ple­tion in March.

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