27 September 2018 | Marino Donati
APCOA Parking has won a contract with South Western Railway (SWR) to improve and update all of the 135 station car parks across its franchise.
Under the four-year contract, APCOA will provide a comprehensive car park management service and new technology and systems that will integrate to provide a seamless digital parking environment to improve customer satisfaction.
In partnership with other suppliers, APCOA will deliver new payment methods, automatic number plate recognition, bay sensors and cashless parking payment services via RingGo. Not all of the technologies will be at each of SWR's car parks.
APCOA Parking has also won a five-year contract to supply parking management services to East Hertfordshire District Council, Stevenage Borough Council and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.
The five-year contract, starting in January, covers on and off-street parking enforcement, the roll-out of cashless payment, car park management, cash collection and maintenance of pay-and-display machines.
APCOA Parking (UK) will be working in partnership with Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions Limited.
APCOA managing director Kim Challis said: "Our approach to this contract will be focused on the implementation of new innovative technologies and the delivery of an efficient, quality service, in line with the expectations of the councils, residents and visitors."