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Grantham railway station car parks to be controlled by ANPR camera system

A contactless system will be introduced in car parks at Grantham railway station.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has announced its plans to used automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras in its car parks along the East Coast main line route, in place of the current ticket machines.

It aims to remove the need for cash and contact with machines as part of its 'Covid Safe' measures.

Claire Ansley uses the new LNER app. (40762225)
Claire Ansley uses the new LNER app. (40762225)

Cameras will log vehicles on entry and exit. Customers exiting the car parks will be able to pay via contactless card, or via the LNER Parking App.

The app will also allow customers to pre-book their car parking space, a facility also available on the LNER website.

The introduction of the new system will begin in October, when the new technology and signage will begin to be installed in partnership with HUB Parking Technology.

Claire Ansley, director of customer experience at LNER, said: “We are committed to making travel simpler and smarter so this new car parking system combined with our mobile ticket app, will mean that customers can complete their entire journey without the need of a physical ticket or having to use a payment machine. We also believe this will help give customers greater confidence when they travel by removing the need to contact equipment often touched by many people.”

Lee Burton, managing director of HUB Parking Technology, added: "As a company, we look to create the best parking facilities available, providing a brilliant and efficient service to customers. We are therefore delighted to expand our relationship with LNER and help to introduce a brand-new system across the entire route.”

Season pass holders will be able to use the app to purchase a season pass which, once paid, will allow access through the entries and exits via ANPR.

Drop-off and short stay areas will also be controlled by ANPR technology without any barriers. The same range of payment options of a local pay station, online pre-payment, season parking or via the LNER app, will still be available.

The new system follows the introduction of LNER’s car parking offer in August at most LNER managed car parks. Customers can park for £5 a day after 09.30am Monday-Friday or for those having a long weekend, park anytime Friday to Monday for £12.

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