Why are Parking Penalty Notices issued?
Where we draw the line
Our parking penalty scheme exists to discourage indiscriminate parking and parking without payment. The tickets we issue are called Parking Penalty Notices (PPNs) and they can be given on roads within Virgin Trains East Coast managed premises, or in the car parks we manage. If they are issued, we do it accordance with Section 14 of the Railway Byelaws (see below).
If you receive a PPN you will need to pay a fine. You won’t get points on your driving licence, but if you don’t pay it could result in a criminal record if the case is later heard in the Magistrate’s Court (or a judgment against you is heard in the County Court).
Revenue Protection Support Services (RPSS) based in Portsmouth deal with the administration of the PPN scheme on our behalf. Prosecutions are dealt with by our Prosecution Unit.