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ABOUT THE ETC SYSTEM

Platon Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system was introduced to facilitate and process the collection of toll charges offsetting the damage caused to Russian Federal Highways by vehicles exceeding 12 tons of gross vehicle weight (HGV N3 sub-category).

Introduction

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.

50 774 км
Federal
Highways
1,53 ₽/км
The Toll

15/11/2015
Launch
date
2 000 000
More than
two millions vehicles

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.

Platon ETC system comprises the following elements and infrastructure

 
Toll
Service
Offices
 
Mobile
patrols
 
On-Board
Units
 
Website


 

Control and Monitoring
Centre
Data Processing
Centre

 

Geoinformation
system
Automatic Payment
system

 

Stationary
Control
system

 

24h Service
hotlines
  • Aim of the project

  • The legal framework

  • The ETC System Basics

  • How the ETC System works

    The ETC is payable in advance, i.e. before driving a HGV on Russian Federal Highways.

    There are two ways to pay the ETC:


    Toll Ticket

    A single Toll Ticket can be obtained at the Customer Portal, via a mobile application or at a Toll Service Office

    On-Board Unit

    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.



    Toll Ticket payment:
    • from a Customer Portal in the ETC system
    Ways to top-up the account:
    • Bank transfer to the ETC Operator
    • By a payment card at the Customer Portal or via the mobile application
    • By a payment card at Toll Collect Terminals and at Toll Service Offices

    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.


    When a Vehicle equipped with an On-Board Unit joins a Federal Highway, the system determines the Vehicle’s position using GLONASS/GPS, periodically updates the location data and sends it to a Data Processing Centre via cellular networks.


    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.


    481
    stationary
    control frames
    100
    mobile
    patrols
    2 000 000
    on-board units

    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.




    Regional
    service offices
    Border crossing
    service offices
    Toll collect
    terminals
    Mobile
    application
    Website
    24h Service Hotlines


    HGV Owners can learn more at:

    • Our 24-hours Service Hotlines;
    • Toll Service Offices in every constituent of the Russian Federation.