The Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology will identify the number plate of a vehicle when it enters and exits the car park and checks that payment has been made for that period of time.
Southern’s parent company, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) introduced a pilot scheme at 25 stations last year.
Indigo operate the parking facilities on behalf of GTR. The current charge for a daily ticket at Crowborough is £4.60 Monday to Friday and £2.16 on a weekend and Bank Holiday. Passengers can pay online, via an app or at one of the ticket machines.
A Govia Thameslink spokesman said
I can confirm that Automatic Number Plate recognition systems are being installed at Crowborough along with a number of other station car parks on our network. The systems will be in operation from late summer and full customer communication will be issued in advance.
We allow a generous 20-minute grace period for picking up, and this is flexible at times of disruption to train services. However, customers must be aware of the 20-minute period and make a choice as to where they wait if trains are delayed.