NRA Announces Nationwide Electronic Toll Payment System
14th June 2007
The National Roads Authority is introducing a customer friendly toll payment system that will commence operation nationwide starting tomorrow, Friday, June 15th 2007. One electronic tag is all drivers will need from now on when using any tolling facility throughout Ireland.
Fred Barry, Chief Executive, NRA,
“The NRA has delivered on introducing a single integrated tolling system for the first time in Ireland. It will save time and offer convenience to all the electronic tag customers. It should be noted it would not have succeeded if not for the cooperation of all the service providers involved and we are grateful.”
Gerry Murphy, Head of tolling and PPP for the NRA,
“For the road user with an electronic tag this means they will only need one-account arrangement to use any toll road across the country. To achieve the one tag for all tolls the Authority established systems to facilitate the settlement of electronic toll transactions across different tolling facilities. This means Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) is now interoperable so that one tag works for motorists at all toll plazas”.
Drivers who currently have more then one tag can decide for themselves which operator best suits their individual needs. Drivers can compare different operator offerings by clicking here for information on the different tolling service companies throughout the country.
- (ETC) Electronic Toll Collection means drivers do not have to exchange money at toll plazas or place money into collection baskets. Drivers with an electronic tag can use any lane at a toll plaza and travel unimpeded once the overhead scanner has read the electronic tag.
- All lanes at all toll plaza will accept electronic tags.
- The following plazas Kilcock-Kinnegad (M4), Rathcormac-Fermoy (M8), and Westlink (M50), Dublin Port Tunnel, Drogheda (M1) all have exclusive ETC lanes for use only by electronic tag customers.
- Based on the pilot programme we are expecting an approximate 98% success rate, but there will be difficulty if a tag is faulty or its placement within a car is incorrect. If there is any difficulty with your electronic tag please contact your tag issuer.
- Drivers with more then one tag need to be aware that only one tag will be read through a random selection process. Therefore it is advised that drivers choose a preferred tag and it is placed properly within their car.
For further information please contact Sean O'Neill 01 6658 770 or 086 8230 600