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« on: November 17, 2022, 07:50:57 am »

Hi there
I wonder if someone can tell me how much the car park is please? 
If I search on the APCOA (Car parking company used at GWR (Great Western Railway) - controlled stations in the area) app I can find the station but it does say "see platform for discount" so I assume there is a location code on posters beyond the ticket gates that gives a different price. 
The app seems to quote about 30 quid per day, but national rail and GWR website suggest 6.70 ! 
Parking Saturday to Sunday if this makes a difference.
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2022, 08:17:54 am »

Hi there
I wonder if someone can tell me how much the car park is please? 
If I search on the APCOA (Car parking company used at GWR (Great Western Railway) - controlled stations in the area) app I can find the station but it does say "see platform for discount" so I assume there is a location code on posters beyond the ticket gates that gives a different price. 
The app seems to quote about 30 quid per day, but national rail and GWR website suggest 6.70 ! 
Parking Saturday to Sunday if this makes a difference.
Cheers
Alan

You need to pay online using the app or by phone quoting the car park code number. As I understand it is like Bristol Parkway and there are two codes. If you pay using the publicly available code it is very expensive £30.  However once you are on the platform there is a dot matrix sign with another code which if you use that you get to pay the lower amount £6.70.  It is to try and ensure the car park is for rail users only. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2022, 08:41:53 am »

And that code hasn’t changed since introduction!

So anyone who has travelled from there likely knows this code, and can’t be keeping many out these days. I’m almost minded to post it here, in ordee that it might dinally get changed.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2022, 11:43:57 am »

And that code hasn’t changed since introduction!

So anyone who has travelled from there likely knows this code, and can’t be keeping many out these days. I’m almost minded to post it here, in ordee that it might dinally get changed.

I think it changed daily after introduction, but stopped changing some time ago.  It is now considered so unlikely to change that a semi-fixed display also quotes the number as well as the digital display.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2022, 03:24:19 pm »

The car park which used at one time to be heaving hardly manages to be a third full these days, at least when I have passed by it on the train. Reduction in commuting plus Oxford Parkway I guess.
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2022, 04:22:29 pm »

You need to pay online using the app or by phone quoting the car park code number. As I understand it is like Bristol Parkway and there are two codes. If you pay using the publicly available code it is very expensive £30.  However once you are on the platform there is a dot matrix sign with another code which if you use that you get to pay the lower amount £6.70.  It is to try and ensure the car park is for rail users only. 
Aha, great stuff, thanks for the confirmation.

I don't think Bristol parkway has a separate code now, it's just one high price!!

I remember when the app came out it was billed as the cheapest way to pay, but not now - they even add a 20p admin fee so it costs more than using the ticket machine!! But that's not a discussion for here!
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