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New contactless payment terminals installed in Blackpool car parks
27 Jan 2012

Drivers in Blackpool will soon be able to pay for their parking ticket using contactless-enabled bank cards, it has been revealed.

Blackpool Council has fitted a number of new terminals across the city as part of its programme to replace the current off-street pay & display machines.

The new solar-powered terminals, which are provided by transit fare collection specialist Parkeon, will allow motorists to pay for their parking fee by simply swiping their bank card at the provided reader. They will also accept standard credit and debit card payments and coins.

Paolo Pertica, the council's head of neighbourhood services town centre and promenade, claimed that the new terminals will make it more convenient for customers to park in the city.

He said: "The council opted for solar-powered Stradas to reduce its carbon footprint and the installation was quick and easy as no electrical work was needed.

"Parkeon's solar option is also capable of reliably supporting multiple payment options together with a centralised management system."

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