q-parks guide to parking

Barrier Systems

Barrier systems




You can pay by card at all our barrier system car parks and certain barrier car parks also give you the option to pay in cash. If you are paying by card, simply insert your payment card as you drive in rather than taking a ticket. Then use the same card to pay as you exit. If you prefer to pay in cash, take a ticket as you drive in. Then just find a parking meter and pay before you return to your car. Keep hold of the ticket after your payment has gone through and use it to open the barrier as you leave.

Paying by card when parking in a barrier system car park  

You pay for the time you spend parked. Paying without a ticket:

1. Insert your payment card at the entrance barrier. This will register your entrance time. 
2. If you pay by card at a barrier system car park you do not need to use the parking meter.
3. Simply drive directly to the exit and use your card to pay at the exit barrier.
4. Enter the same card that you used when you drove in. The amount due will be displayed on the screen.  
5. Press the large flashing button for a receipt. You will be charged for the time you have been parked.
 
Note that if you park at a cark park that charges per 20 and 30 minute intervals, you will be charged for every interval that has begun.

Paying with a ticket:  

1. Take a ticket at the entrance barrier. When you are ready to leave, head for the parking meter.
2. Insert your ticket. The amount due will be displayed on the screen.
3. Insert your card into the card reader to pay. Your ticket will be returned to you once your card has been charged. Keep hold of it as you will need it to leave.
4. Press the large flashing button for a receipt.
5. Drive up to the exit barrier and insert your ticket to raise the barrier.  
 
At parking facilities with barrier systems, you will need a receipt in order to raise the barrier.
 
Paying in cash at barrier system car parks

You have the option to pay in cash at a small number of Q-Park’s barrier system car parks: 

1. Press the big flashing button at the entrance barrier to get a ticket. When you are ready to leave the car park, head for the parking meter.
2. Insert your ticket into the parking meter. The amount due will be displayed on the screen.
3. Use notes and/or coins to pay. There will be a sign on the parking meter that indicates which types of coins and notes are accepted.
4. Your ticket will be returned to you once the full amount has been paid. Keep hold of the ticket as you will need it when you leave.
5. Drive up to the exit barrier and insert your ticket to raise the barrier.

 
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