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Govia Thameslink Railway launches baliza app to streamline car parking process

David Murphy

Govia Thameslink Railway, (GTR) has launched an app designed to make it easier for its customers to pay for car parking across Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern station car parks. It is accessible at station car park locations operating with or without Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras.

The baliza app, created in partnership by car park operator Saba and Mobile Worker Plus, is available for iOS and Android, and uses Bluetooth to enable users to book parking ahead of time. A ‘Late Pay’ feature allows users to pay up until the end of the day.

Users just need to add a mobile number and enable Bluetooth on their mobile to receive notifications, and get fast tracked to the relevant product – based on when they enter the car park. Unlimited numbers of vehicles can be added using the facility, and users will also be informed if a credit card is due to expire.

Mobile Worker Plus is a technology provider to the parking industry, and has worked with Saba previously to enable engagement with employees and clients. Previous collaborations include a Lone Worker app to support Saba employees working alone in the field, and more recently, a Blue Badge Portal to support disabled users parking at ANPR GTR station car parks. Blue Badge holders can register for an annual free e-parking permit, enabling them to park free of charge at GTR stations.

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