New car park barriers to be deployed as part of ticketless car parking trial scheme in Margate

New car park barriers will be installed at Trinity Square in Margate as part of a new pilot project – Thanet’s first ticketless car park, a news report in the local media revealed.

The pilot will cost £95,000 for preparation including barriers, cameras and payment machines and software.

The authority is working with Canterbury City Council which is rolling out the automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) parking programme following successful trials at four of its car parks.

The system works by using the ANPR technology, touch-screen payment machines, which give change, as well as a contactless card payment point at the exit barrier.

It means motorist only pay for the amount of time they have been parked rather than tickets being set by the hour.

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