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).
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.
from February 1, 2023 pursuant to Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 843 dated June 29, 2019
50 774 км
Platon ETC system comprises the following elements and infrastructure
Control and Monitoring
Aim of the project
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:
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.
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.
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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.
24h Service Hotlines
HGV Owners can learn more at:
- Our 24-hours Service Hotlines;
- Toll Service Offices in every constituent of the Russian Federation.