New machine trials

In Colebrook Street and St. Peter Street car parks, Winchester City Council are trialling a new method of payment in our pay machines for a 3 month period.

One machine in each car park has been converted to accept credit/debit card payments which also includes new contactless technology. The other change is that you no longer have to pay up front for the time that you think you might be staying for.

This new system allows you to ‘check-in’ by swiping your bank card and then confirming your vehicle registration. When you return to your car prior to leaving the site you swipe again to give you your ‘check-out’ time. This then gives the amount you will be debited on your receipt.

Points to remember

  1. You will need your vehicle registration
  2. Place ticket in vehicle but retain the ‘reminder’ portion
  3. Check out by using the same debit/credit card

The benefits are

  1. Less cost to you (as you are only being charged the tariff for the time you are parked)
  2. More flexible methods of payment
  3. No need to feel restricted in returning to the vehicle if your Pay & Display ticket is about to run out.
  4. The machine still acts as a Pay & Display machine and accepts coins

Please be advised that customers will be charged the maximum amount for the car park if they fail to ‘check-out’ before they leave. Any feedback please send to