Platon collects, processes, stores and automatically uploads data on movements of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) exceeding 12 tons of gross vehicle weight. It covers all the Russian Federal Highways.
The Federal Road Agency, acting under the Russian Government Directive No 1662-r of 29 August 2014, entered into a concession agreement with RT-Invest Transport Systems LLC, which was thereby appointed the Electronic Toll Collection Operator and tasked with initial ETC system set-up and its subsequent upgrades.
A single Toll Ticket can be obtained at the Customer Portal, via a mobile application or at a Toll Service Office
For Vehicles equipped with On-Board Units the ETC charge is calculated automatically
HGV Owners can top-up their accounts at the Customer Portal on Platon website, via a mobile application (available for all types of smartphones), at a Toll Service Office or at a Toll Collect Terminal.
To get an On-Board Unit, a HGV Owner must sign a contract for its free use with the ETC Operator after submitting the relevant documents.
HGV Owners install and activate their On-Board Units themselves.
The information for every 24-hour period is analysed in the Data Processing Centre and the Toll is calculated automatically. As the HGV moves, its Owner’s account is debited accordingly. If the HGV stops for a long period, the On-Board Unit will enter a sleep mode.
If the vehicle doesn’t use Russian Federal Highways or uses a Federal Toll Highway, the system will deduct these road stretches from the ETC Charge.
The ETC payments are monitored by stationary and mobile control systems. These systems check whether HGVs are registered for ETC and whether their Owners have paid the applicable Toll.
HGV Owners can learn more at: