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Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk => Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk - Local Authorities => Cambridgeshire County Council => Topic started by: Suzy Scott on July 27, 2011, 09:26:25 PM

Title: New Park & Ride ticket machines
Post by: Suzy Scott on July 27, 2011, 09:26:25 PM
Spotted at Madingley Road on Tuesday evening - after C picked me up, I asked her to slow down and I wound down the window! Notice the old machines covered in bin bags!

(http://www.suzyscott.com/misc_files/Photos_27_July_2011/DSCF0672.JPG)
Title: Re: New Park & Ride ticket machines
Post by: Suzy Scott on July 27, 2011, 09:33:49 PM
First web post of a pic from the new cam, and it's tea potting huge...
Title: Re: New Park & Ride ticket machines
Post by: X314NNO on July 27, 2011, 09:59:52 PM
all that for a bus ticket. bit ott...
Title: Re: New Park & Ride ticket machines
Post by: Adam Dowling on July 27, 2011, 10:13:20 PM
People were moaning about how the current machines don't give you change and won't accept notes or credit cards. Seeing as they have only appeared at Madingley so far, they're probably a trial....would be nice to see them get rolled out across all P&R sites.

Perhaps one or two at Drummer St could also be an idea, selling tickets and day tickets for all Stagecoach and Whippet services?
Title: Re: New Park & Ride ticket machines
Post by: RT4531 on July 29, 2011, 11:39:38 AM
Not if they don't give you change and won't accept notes or credit cards!!

Bob
Title: Re: New Park & Ride ticket machines
Post by: David Goddard on July 29, 2011, 11:42:29 PM
These have been in service at Madingley for a couple of months now (we used one on 21 May).  Essentially they appear to use the same shell and guts as the latest railway TVMs.  The major improvement is that they will take cards, give change and can sell you multiple tickets at the same time.
Can not remember if you could buy more than just a P&R return (as that was all we bought) but there is clearly scope here for future expansion, for example DayRiders, MegaRiders, X5 tickets, City Sightseeing etc.