Prepaid parking card

A prepaid parking card, otherwise known as a decrementing card, can be used in Grosvenor Square and Bedford Place, Marlands and Eastgate barrier controlled multi-storey car parks.

You can see these car parks on our parking map.

There are two types of card:

  • Decrementing card which operates in Grosvenor Square and Bedford Place multi-storey car parks with a 20% discount
  • Decrementing card which operates in Marlands and Eastgate multi-storey car parks without any discount

You can:

  • Buy pre-loaded with an initial value
  • Top-up available only in £10 increments at the pay stations in the barrier controlled multi storey car parks using a credit card or debit card

The card has a life span of five years.

Apply for a decrementing card

How to use the decrementing card

Remaining value displayed on screen - £154

On approaching the car park, the decrementing card should be presented to the card reader adjacent to the barrier. The value remaining on your card will be displayed and the barrier will open. 

On leaving the car park, proceed to the exit barrier and present the decrementing card to the reader adjacent to the barrier. The value of the stay will be deducted from the card and the balance remaining displayed. The barrier will open to allow you to exit the car park. The card must be presented to the card reader adjacent to the exit barrier before leaving the car park.

Holding card against machine

If it is not possible to do so, due to barrier problems or other technical issues, please inform a control room operator that you are leaving the car park. The control room operator can be contacted by pressing the help button.

Important: If you do not contact the control room operator, you may be charged for parking in the car park when you are not there.

How to reload funds onto the decrementing card

Recharging card by £10

Customers may recharge the card at any of the pay stations in appropriate multi-storey car parks. To reload the card, present it to the pay station reader and recharge the card in £10.00 increments by pressing the ‘Reload higher’ button.

Payment for reloading the decrementing card at a pay station can only be made by credit or debit card.

Before and after values displayed on screen