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Underground Station Car Park Fines

Discussion in 'Motors' started by IAmATeaf, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 6,903

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    Yes I know it will be a case of waiting to see if anything turns up but ...... :)

    Whilst out today I thought I could park short term in a London Underground station car park, pulled in, parked up then went to the machine, no details on charges or duration so I went out along the entrance to see if there was anything about charges, nothing. So came back into the car, again looked at the machine, then noticed a sign on the other side so went over to read it. Sign stated single charge for a day, so a fixed daily charge, underneath which was another sign about the terms and conditions and the mention of ANPR cameras etc.. at which point I thought crap, got in my car and drove out.

    Have to admit that this did take 3-5 mins, can't really be sure as initially I couldn't find the sign for the costs. From other peoples experience do you think that I'll receive a demand for parking up and then leaving without paying, worst thing is that I then couldn't promptly exit the car park due to pedestrians and traffic so was also stuck at the exit for what felt like an eternity. I assume that the fines are operated by a third party using simple binary logic?
     
  2. jpaul

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 7,373

    Ring them up to pre-empt any issue and give your side ? ... that's what I did when I had to return to a parking inside the regulation 3hours, looking for lost keys
     
  3. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,927

    Location: London

    Most have a 15 min grace period. Which car park was it?
     
  4. robinbanks

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 18, 2012

    Posts: 231

    Location: witney

    As above although I thought it was by law they have to have a grace period of 15? :confused:
     
  5. Semple

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 5, 2010

    Posts: 5,193

    Should be fine, plus it sounds like you've got a good counter argument wrt signage if you ever do get a ticket.
     
  6. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 6,903

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    Colindale London transport start ion, for my sins. Haven’t been there for years and boy has it changed, when I last went there I picked up a girl from the station on a date and a desolate place it was. :)
     
  7. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,927

    Location: London

    NCP?
     
  8. disfunktion

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 24, 2003

    Posts: 1,646

    Location: Sheffield

    NCP have a ten minute grace period. Anything over that if the cameras have clocked you then you will get a ticket.
     
  9. ahar

    Hitman

    Joined: May 6, 2011

    Posts: 707

    Location: Nr Watford

    Just got a PCN for a London Underground car park :( I usually pay by the app when waiting on the platform but ran for the train and forgot. My own fault, fine paid.

    Good luck OP, hopefully the system wasn't working that day!
     
  10. Sirrel Squirrel

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 5, 2003

    Posts: 7,699

    Location: Essex

    Was it a machine where you have to type in your number plate, if not then don't worry.