A coin-accepting parking meter is expected to be back in operation at the South Surrey Park & Ride by the end of Thursday (April 2).

A coin-accepting parking meter is expected to be back in operation at the South Surrey Park & Ride by the end of Thursday (April 2).

Meter fix in the works for South Surrey Park & Ride

A pay-parking meter that accepts coins is expected back in operation at the South Surrey park-and-ride on Thursday.

Efforts are underway to restore the ability for Peninsula transit users to pay by coin for parking at the South Surrey Park & Ride.

Peace Arch News reported earlier this week that users of the lot were frustrated to discover that all four meters at the lot were only accepting credit-card payment.

Impark recently limited the number of machines there that accept cash in an effort to curb the incidence of vandalism and theft.

TransLink spokesman Chris Bryan said Wednesday that while one machine had been retained for coin payment, damage to it March 17 took it out of commission.

“Someone drilled into the coin slot,” Bryan said.

Impark, which operates the lot, is “sourcing parts” and the machine is expected to be back in operation tomorrow (April 2), he added.

It remains unclear what will happen to any vehicles left in the lot without a ticket due to drivers being unable to pay for parking with coins.