Much better! New parking signs to clear confusion at train station

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New signage should clear up the confusion at the Lincoln railway station short stay car park.

A new parking firm, Smart Parking, took over in December and warned motorists of £100 fines and new rules.

East Midlands Trains told The Lincolnite that people “don’t have to pay for a Lincoln Central railway station drop off that’s less than 20 minutes,” but the old signs said otherwise.

Now the train company have stepped in to change the signs and clear up confusion.

The old ticket machines at the short stay car park at Lincoln’s train station. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

They will be installing the new signs later this week, which say that “up to five minutes” parking is free and “up to 20 minutes” will cost 50p.

It now reads: “If you are stopping over 20 minutes please use the Long Stay Car Park. Parking tariffs apply 24 hours a day Monday to Sunday.

“Motorists must enter their full, correct vehicle registration when using the payment machine. Park within bays. Disabled concessions do not apply.

“Failure to comply with the terms and conditions may result in a parking charge of £100.”

Anyone parking for longer than five minutes can buy a 50p ticket.

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