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Walsall and Wolverhampton line could reopen to passengers by 2021

Walsall and Wolverhampton line could reopen to passengers by 2021

Two new stations could be stops for passenger trains on a new service linking Wolverhampton and Walsall. The line was open to passengers in 1998 but there was not enough patronage and it was... continue

8 Apr 2019Parking Review News

Crackdown on unofficial car-share site
Deniz Huseyin

Highways England has installed rows of bollards under a bridge near Junction 22 of the M62 in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester, to stop laybys being used for parking. Drivers were using both sides of the A672 linking Saddleworth with Calderdale as an unofficial park & ride site and then sharing... continue

8 Apr 2019Parking Review News

Orbility is new name for Off Street Parking UK

Off Street Parking, which produces the Multipark range of payment systems, is now trading under the brand name Orbility. Over the past 50 years the company has operated under various flags, including Elsydel, Ascom, ACS and Xerox. In 2017 Xerox spun out its parking operations to create the separate... continue

27 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Indigo Group enters the Chinese parking market

Indigo Group enters the Chinese parking market

French-based parking and mobility services company Indigo Group has launched a joint venture in China. The move comes as part of Indigo’s long-term 2025 strategic plan to expand... continue

27 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Gatwick signs contract for valet parking robots

Gatwick signs contract for valet parking robots

Gatwick Airport has signed a framework contract with Stanley Robotics to trial robots that valet park passengers’ cars. The trial will run from the second half of 2019 to early... continue

27 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Chipside heads to Smart City Expo in Taipei

Chipside heads to Smart City Expo in Taipei

Chipside took part in a Smart City Summit & Expo in Taiwan on 26-29 March. The parking and traffic management IT specialist’s chief executive, Paul Moorby OBE,... continue

25 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Chipside’s CEO receives OBE from HM The Queen

Chipside’s CEO receives OBE from HM The Queen

Paul Moorby, chief executive of Chipside, was presented with an OBE at Windsor Castle on 22 March. Moorby was awarded an OBE for services in the New Year Honours list 2019 in... continue

25 Mar 2019Parking Review News
NSL adopts Flowbird Touch technology for Durham P&R sites

NSL adopts Flowbird Touch technology for Durham P&R sites

New multi-function touchscreen terminals have been installed at three park & ride sites in Durham. The Cale Web Terminal (CWT) Touch terminals from Flowbird have been acquired by the scheme operator NSL for use at the... continue

25 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Stanley Robotics valet system goes large in Lyons

Stanley Robotics valet system goes large in Lyons

Stanley Robotics has unveiled a large-scale deployment of its automated car valet system at Lyon-Saint Exupéry in France. The airport has set aside 500 spaces in car park P5+ where four... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Ford trials ‘warehouse on wheels’ concept in London

Ford trials ‘warehouse on wheels’ concept in London

Ford is partnering with a UK delivery company to trial a new digital parcel courier service designed to help reduce congestion and offer faster deliveries. The ‘warehouse on wheels’ trial is... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Poor parking provision is stressing out van drivers, says survey

Poor parking provision is stressing out van drivers, says survey

A lack of available parking facilities and regular parking fines are having a detrimental impact on van drivers and operators, according to research from Mercedes-Benz Vans. Most drivers surveyed felt there is a parking problem in the UK for vans (90%).... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News

AppyParking to build business case for automated valet parking

The business case for automated valet parking (AVP) is being built by a partnership between technologists, local authorities and a carmaker. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing over £110,000 in the ParkAV project that is led by Yellow Line Parking, the company behind the... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Poplar Play Streets are safe spaces

Roads in Tower Hamlets were closed to traffic on 25 March so that parents and children could enjoy a variety of games, cycling opportunities and performances from local schools. The east London borough’s first ‘Play Street’ took place on Bygrove Street and a section of Ricardo... continue

11 Apr 2019Parking Review News

Cardiff ‘self-ticketing’ parking operation filmed posting signs after car was parked

A parking company was caught on CCTV erecting a ‘No parking’ sign on private land in Cardiff before taking the details of parked car. The attendant then took the sign down and the car’s owner was sent a £100 parking charge notice via post. The PCN was issued by Peter Ahmed,... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Man fined after ignoring 21 parking tickets

A man has been fined after ignoring over 20 penalty charge notices issued by a Scottish local authority. David Humphries, used a pay & display car park behind the Iceland store he manages in Galashiels. However, he did not pay PCNs issued by Scottish Borders Council or answer letters asking him... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Ealing increases fly-tipping fines

People caught dropping rubbish on streets of Ealing in west London will be penalised with larger fines. Ealing Council will be increasing on-the-spot fines for dropping cigarette butts, dog fouling and fly-posting from £80 to £150.  The announcement comes after the government... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News
West Sussex cracks down on Blue Badge abuse

West Sussex cracks down on Blue Badge abuse

Mid Sussex County Council has successfully prosecuted 14 for Blue Badge parking fraud and another 100 people have been issued official warnings. In the latest case, county... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Private parking sector faces major reforms

Private parking sector faces major reforms

The regulation of parking on private land is set to undergo a transformation over the next year following the passing of a new Act of Parliament. The Parking (Code of... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News

MPs launch pavement parking inquiry

The House of Commons Transport Committee has launched an inquiry to explore the problems of pavement parking in England and consider possible solutions. Pavement parking is when one or more wheels of a vehicle are on the footpath. This creates obstacles for people wanting to use footpaths, and... continue

11 Apr 2019Parking Review News

New parking levy powers for Scottish councils get thumbs down in Fife
Deniz Huseyin

Fife Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to officially rule out introducing a workplace parking levy (WPL). This follows a decision by the Scottish Government last month to give local authorities the powers to implement a WPL and a transient visitor levy – or tourist tax... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Leicester should have workplace parking levy, says Mayor Soulsby

Leicester should have workplace parking levy, says Mayor Soulsby
Deniz Huseyin

Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby has set out his intention... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Traffic Signs Manual updated

The Department for Transport has published new chapters of the Traffic Signs Manual, through which it provides guidance to traffic authorities and sign designers on good practice in respect of the design and use of traffic signs. The new chapters are:•    Chapter 1: A general... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Vehicle keeper liability may come to Scotland

The Scottish Government is considering introducing “keeper liability”, which would mean vehicle owners would have to pay parking charge notices issued on private land where driver cannot be identified. Currently, Scottish private parking companies can only recover unpaid PCNs from the... continue

29 Mar 2019Parking Review News

BPA calls for government research into car park fires

The British Parking Association (BPA) has recommended that the government commission further research on fire risk in parking structures. The BPA’s call for research comes in the association’s response to a call for evidence on views on the future technical guidance contained within... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Braintree receives Park Mark awards for all its car parks

Braintree receives Park Mark awards for all its car parks

All council owned car parks across the Braintree district of Essex have retained national awards for their safety and accessibility for the sixth consecutive year. Braintree District Council’s 16 car parks have been... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

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