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Parking pay stations refusing cards

Confusion at pay station in City Hall parking lot (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Technical issues at two Hamilton parking lots caused headaches for motorists yesterday.

According to a City of Hamilton spokeswoman, problems arose at the No 1 and City Hall parking lots, which caused the ticket machines to not accept credit or debit cards.

The spokeswoman said: “The issue seems to be program-related and not internet related.

“We are investigating to see if it is an issue associated with the new chips in credit/debit cards.

“The pay machines in these lots are using older technology that may not be up to speed with the new chips.”

As a result of the issues, City staff came out to both parking lots to help any motorists who encountered problems.