APCOA is delighted to be working in partnership with South Western Railway (SWR) to deliver innovative improvements and updates to all 135 station car parks across its franchise over the next four years with a possible extension of one year.
The contract will commence on the 20th September 2018 and APCOA will be responsible for providing a comprehensive car park management service, new technology & systems which will integrate to provide a seamless digital parking environment that will improve customer satisfaction and customer convenience within the car parks.
APCOA, in partnership with other suppliers, will deliver a range of improvements to SWR’s car parks. These include new payment methods, automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) bay sensors and the cashless parking payment services via RingGo. However, not all of the technologies will be deployed at each of SWR’s car parks
Peter Williams, SWR’s Commercial Director said “Station parking is important to many of our customers. The new technologies will make it easier for our customers to find spaces as we make available real-time car park occupancy, and to pay for their parking."
APCOA’s Regional Managing Director Kim Challis said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by SWR to be their parking partner for the next 4 years. Our approach to this contract will be focused on the implementation of new innovative technologies and the delivery of a quality service which drives an improved enhanced customer experience for SWR customers"
About APCOA PARKING Group
APCOA PARKING Group is Europe’s leading parking management company with more than 45 years of industry expertise. APCOA Group’s 5,000 employees manage approximately 1.4 million individual parking spaces at over 9,000 locations in 13 European countries. These include parking spaces at 1,800 city and shopping centre locations, 400 hotels, 150 hospitals and 58 European airports. With its consistent “asset light” business model, APCOA is a trusted partner for private and public real estate owners.
APCOA’s advanced IT platform is the interface between its car parks, business customers, partners, car drivers and their vehicles. Thus, APCOA is able to offer its business and end customers innovative services and products to improve the efficiency and comfort of their mobility experience. In addition to the company’s customers, these innovative services also create environmental benefits: APCOA actively contributes to reducing CO2 emissions in cities and at traffic intersections by reducing the volume of traffic searching for parking spaces with the aid of digital services and the company’s intelligent traffic management system.