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Anger as Birmingham Airport's minimum drop-off car park charge rises by 50 per cent

29/03/2019

The cost of using the Premium Set Down car park at Birmingham Airport has shot up by 50 per cent overnight

But the first customers to fall foul of the price hike were still faced with information presenting the old charges - and there was a fault with the barriers, too.

Star Cars taxi driver Brian Cox, 62, was charged £3 instead of the advertised £2 when he deposited passengers at Birmingham Airport's drop-off zone twice early today on Wednesday morning. (March 20)

"There were a lot of angry people," he said.

"I'm sure they are not allowed to charge more than the advertised price.

 
Taxi driver Brian Cox

Taxi driver Brian Cox is angry after being charge £3 for the short time drop off at Birmingham Airport instead of the £2 cost on the pay signs

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"NCP told me it was the management.

 

"People were shouting at the staff.

 

"The signs clearly say £2 (see picture above).

"I was told they were going to make the change on Wednesday night but did it on Tuesday night, instead."

 
The sign still saying £2 for up to ten minutes even though taxi driver Brian Cox was charged £3 after the price went up overnight

The sign still saying £2 for up to ten minutes even though taxi driver Brian Cox was charged £3 after the price went up overnight (Image: Darren Quinton / Birmingham live)

 

A Tweet from @aprivatehire said: "Your Express drop-off is a joke this morning the barriers are broken and we are also getting overcharged on the machines."

A Private Hire ??@aprivatehire

@bhx_official your Express drop-off is a joke this morning the barriers are broken and we are also getting overcharged on the machines

Birmingham Airport@bhx_official
 

Hi, the tariff prices have now changed for the Premium Set Down car park, please view them here: http://socsi.in/33R63 . NCP are now on site at the departing barriers to fix the issue. Kind regards - Akeilah

7:23 AM - Mar 20, 2019
 

Birmingham Airport replied on Twitter: "The tariff prices have now changed... NCP is now on site at the departing barriers to fix the issue. "

 

(Image: Birmingham Mail)

The 50 per cent increase applies to the first ten-minute banding only.

The charge for staying an extra five minutes to up to 15 minutes has been lowered from £5 to £3 - a 40 per cent decrease.

This News was published in http://www.birminghammail.co.uk on 20th Of March 2019

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