Cashless parking company takes over Whitehaven Port car parks

PEOPLE parking their car in certain car parks in a West Cumbrian town will not be able to use cash, but will need to use their phone to pay.

Whitehaven Harbor Commissioners has appointed PayByPhone as the exclusive cashless parking payment provider, taking over JustPark’s contract in a deal that covers five car parks, comprising a total of 378 spaces.

Chris Burton, parking manager for Whitehaven Port Commissioners, said the organization wanted to offer more comprehensive parking payment choices to customers: “We chose PayByPhone, after reviewing the market for cashless payment providers , and found that the services provided met our needs and met the needs of a large group of users of our car parks.

The appointment comes in time for the Whitehaven Alive festival, which runs from September 9-11 this year.

The event will take place on the harbour, with live entertainment as well as food and drink stalls along the promenade.

Thousands of people are expected to visit Whitehaven Harbor over this weekend.

The new parking company says its parking system is easy and will help locals and visitors have a pleasant experience.

Adam Dolphin, Sales Director of PayByPhone UK, said: “We are delighted to partner with Whitehaven Harbor Commissioners.

“The area is an ideal destination for tourists and events, and we know we can help motorists simplify their journeys so they can focus on what matters most and not worry about finding parts for the counters or to return to the car to extend their session.

“PayByPhone allows drivers, whether they’re in Whitehaven for business or pleasure, to use our app for easy, convenient, cashless payments.”

Since going live in late May 2022, Burton says there has been a steady increase in the number of motorists using PayByPhone: “The benefit of PayByPhone is that it’s faster and easier for people to just park and continue their day.”

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