First phase of field trial of new parking meter system trial scheme in Yuen Long to complete on Thursday
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     ‚ÄčThe Transport Department today (July 18) announced that the first phase of field trial of the new parking meter system trial scheme at Fung Kwan Street in Yuen Long will be completed at 8pm on Thursday (July 20).
      
     Existing parking meters accepting Octopus payment only will be reinstated in the aforementioned area, and in operation from 8am on July 21 onwards. 
      
     The hours of operation of the parking meters at the location concerned are from 8am to 8pm from Mondays to Saturdays, and 10am to 10pm on general holidays. Appropriate traffic signs have been erected on site to guide motorists.
      
     The field trial of the trial scheme is being implemented in two phases with each phase lasting for about nine months, with the aim of assessing the new features and functions to be adopted in a new generation of parking meters. The first phase of field trial was launched in Yuen Long and Mong Kok in October 2016. The second phase of field trial will be launched in Sai Kung and Wan Chai, details of which will be finalised later.

Ends/Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Issued at HKT 14:00

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