Paying your rail parking by text

Well, today I was in a hurry and I needed to get into London for a meeting. There’s a lot going on at the moment.

So I happened upon a super idea: I will try out the pay-by-sms service for parking at the local station. If you recall, I wrote about this last week after finding a flyer promoting the service.

Well, I just hopped in the car, drove down to the station and then parked right at the end. There are never any spaces available near the platform, obviously!

I took a note of the numberplate – its a new car – and then saw the big sign saying ‘this is car park location 7054’. You need that for the transaction.

I jumped on the train with a cavalier approach not bothering to even look in the ticket office. I then got on the train (I was just in time) and got out the flyer.

Here’s what you text:

Location-number / duration-in-days / credit-or-debit-card-num / expiry / ccv-num

I knocked this text out and hit send….

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

One reply on “Paying your rail parking by text”

Did it work? What did you get back? Always curious about these sort of things, and whether those nice parking attendents would know you actually had purchased a ticket via SMS.

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