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Unread 06-10-2008, 20:27   #1
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Default Hazelhatch - Expect Pay Parking tomorrow!

Be warned folks, and I hope I'm wrong, but expect the pay parking scheme to be implemented tomorrow.

On Friday evening the posters and machines had stickers placed over them stating that the scheduled commencement for today was deferred. They have been removed this evening and the main entrance to the car park has now been reopened nearer the roundabout.

They'll be getting no €2 off me as long as I can help it.
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Unread 07-10-2008, 07:25   #2
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this happened this morning...no notice AT ALL that the deferral was over. If it wasn't for the fact that the train was lat (7.17) then i would have missed it(having to run back to get a ticket) ...only for the fact i had overheard another commuter asking the girl in the kiosk when it was going to be in force i wouldnt have known about it!


Absolute farce again...why must everything IR do be done so incompetently???

The deferral sign that was sellotaped to the parking sign stated that parking charges were "Deferred until futher notice" ...where was the notice ???
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Unread 07-10-2008, 08:16   #3
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This situation as regards Pay & Display is all very confusing, I know people paid for their parking this morning (at Hazelhatch), however I have just had an email from Thomas Harrington - Sales Director of NCPS and he said pay parking has not been introduced and I can continue 'to park for the time being'.

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Unread 08-10-2008, 11:21   #4
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Got this message from NCTS people

Dear Mr.

Paid Parking is indeed deferred in Hazlehatch until further notice. The signs saying as much were removed by persons unknown but have since been replaced.

Best Regards
Tom

Yesterday the IR staff at the station were saying that parking charges were in force!!

Another IR farce
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Unread 08-10-2008, 11:42   #5
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Indeed. There were fresh stickers up this morning stating that parking would be free until further notice and there were black hoods over the ticket machines.
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Unread 08-10-2008, 12:16   #6
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Indeed. There were fresh stickers up this morning stating that parking would be free until further notice and there were black hoods over the ticket machines.
Does this mean that they are condemned ?
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Unread 08-10-2008, 13:50   #7
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As Irish Rail or to be more precise CIE have contracted it out they have walked away from any responsibility in the matter.

The official line was Monday 6th
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Presumably they'll be offering refunds to those who did pay yesterday?
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As Irish Rail or to be more precise CIE have contracted it out they have walked away from any responsibility in the matter.

The official line was Monday 6th
Well the staff member who was in the ticket office on tuesday was telling people that they had to pay parking charges! Just glad i didnt have the change to get a weekly ticket!!
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Does this mean that they are condemned ?
Who gets to pull the lever?????????
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Unread 19-11-2008, 08:33   #11
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is the payparking in effect now in hazelhatch? I've noticed the hoods have been removed from the meters...but no signs saying that payparking is now in force!
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Yep, the payparking will start on Mon next 24th. It will be interesting as to how the shuttle bus serving the 5.15pm train fron Heuston will cope - maybe fisticuffs!!. Be there or be square!!
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Unread 24-11-2008, 09:52   #13
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Had first experience with payparking today...not a good one either.

Machine only accepts coins!! It says it will accept credit cards...but this morning it was rejecting them.


Also the tickets you get are extremely cheap...they dont even have a sticky bit on them so you can stick them to your window/dashboard....

makes me wonder are they deliberately trying to be customer unfriendly??
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I started using the shuttle bus this morning, but I did notice that no operatives of NCPS were on the ground as promised.
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Machine only accepts coins!! It says it will accept credit cards...but this morning it was rejecting them.
P{hone or e-mail them - otherwise they won't know.
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Also the tickets you get are extremely cheap...they dont even have a sticky bit on them so you can stick them to your window/dashboard....
Gravity is free - even on CIÉ premises.
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Gravity is free - even on CIÉ premises.

so is wind...have to sellotape the ticket to my dashboard so it doesnt get blown around when i close my door.
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Unread 19-12-2008, 00:39   #17
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My Citroen has a very useful plastic clip on the side of the windscreen for any parking permits, but be warned - a muppet in Louisa Bridge one day stuck a ticket on me for having none, despite the fact that my ticket was quite visible on the side of the windscreen. Seems he was only looking at the dash and didn't see the ticket on it. Thankfully it was cancelled on appeal but the hassle was unnecessary.
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