Just a word of warning to other mums out there. We had occasion to take my grandson to catch a bus at Roma Street Station in Brisbane.
He is a young person and needed assistance to Find the buss purchase his ticket etc.
we duly entered the parking building which incidently had no tarrif signs on view, parked our vehicle and proceeded to the bus.
We put the boy on the bus than proceeded to let family know he was on the bus and returned to the car.
20 minutes had gone by, we searched the carpark we were in to find the pay parking meter and couldn’t find it we returned upstairs and asked a cleaner where it was. we were informed it was three floors down and outside.
we finally found it. time in building 30 minutes
I duly inserted ticket and the fee came up as $30.00 thinking there was an error with the machine i i cancelled it and pushed the help button.
I informed the gentleman?????? who answered that i thought the machine was wrong and he said “NO THATS RIGHT” when i queried the amount was informed that the longer i stood there and questioned him the more it would cost me and to read the fees on the lower right hand side of the machine.
I did this and when i re entered the ticket he was right it cost me $31.50 .
I was shattered as there were no fees and charges displayed in the entry area.
I wanted to warn everyone so they don’t get cught like we did!
Posted anonymously, 18th June 2014