Now conveniently pay parking fees with TWINT in eastern Switzerland

As of today, parking fees can be paid using the TWINT app in eastern Switzerland’s cities of St Gallen, Frauenfeld and Rapperswil-Jona. The advantage: the hassle of finding change is a matter of the past. People parking their vehicles only need TWINT and pay only the actual time of parking. Working together with our partner Digitalparking, this solution will be introduced in other large Swiss towns and cities by the end of 2019.

As of today, car drivers in St Gallen, Frauenfeld and Rapperswil-Jona can pay their parking fees with TWINT in addition to the traditional methods. To do so, all they need to do is open the TWINT app, scan the QR code on the parking meter, enter their car registration number on a one-time basis and select the desired parking period in the app. The fee is then paid via TWINT and debited directly from the saved account or credit card. Those who leave their parking space earlier than planned can have the remaining amount reimbursed via the TWINT app.

Paying the parking fee with TWINT at coin-based meters in the cities of St Gallen, Frauenfeld and Rapperswil-Jona will be available comprehensively from today. Car parks are not included. TWINT can only be used in car parks if the terminal can display a QR code.

This innovative and is made possible by the partnership between TWINT and Digitalparking, the Swiss specialist for car-park management. 'With TWINT, we have found a strong partner. By the end of 2019, Digitalparking will have launched the solution in half of Switzerland’s major towns and cities', says Reto Shläpfer, Managing Director of Digitalparking. The system has already been in operation in Zug since August.

The benefits for customers: they can pay their parking fee using their smartphone – without the need for coins or an additional app. All they require is the TWINT app. Paying the fee is quicker than having to insert coins in the parking machine. And remaining amounts can be reimbursed easily.

Walter Schweizer, Head of Licences, St Gallen City Police: 'It is important to St Gallen to offer its inhabitants solutions that make their lives easier and correspond to an urban lifestyle. We are therefore proud to be one of the first cities in Switzerland to roll out parking fee payments using TWINT.'

Werner Spiri, Security Office Head: 'It has been possible to pay parking fees using the Parkingpay app in Frauenfeld since 2011. The additional option of using TWINT is another milestone. This project is further progress and is an expression of our innovative city.'

Martin Stöckling, Mayor of Rapperswil-Jona: 'Paying for parking fees easily by smartphone is in line with today's lifestyle. I am delighted to be able to offer this service to our inhabitants and guests.'

Adrian Plattner, CSO of TWINT: 'TWINT is Switzerland’s digital wallet. We are delighted to offer this simple parking-fee payment method without the hassle of finding coins in St Gallen, Frauenfeld and Rapperswil.'

Find out now how easy it is to pay for parking fees with TWINT: www.twint.ch/parking.

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