Interoperability in the country's highway network begins. Which roads are connected, how the system works and what to watch out for.
It officially started today, Tuesday (04/11) the interoperability of the country's motorway network. In short, with a transceiver, the driver will be able to pass through any toll station, regardless of the company that manages it. For example, if someone has purchased the transceiver of the Egnatia Odos, they can use it with the same ease., in the Aegean, in the Ionian, at Olympia Odos and so on.
This simplifies a process that has plagued major road users in recent years and required depositing money in different transceiver accounts to be able to pass through the country's tolls..
According to estimates of highway factors, this new environment will gradually lead to greater use of transceivers. Today they are a minority as the average user (perhaps with the exception of Attiki Odos), still prefers its traditional on-site payment method.
Beyond that, with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the country, The use of transceivers is an additional security factor in everyday life.
Which roads are connected
From today with a transceiver the driver can move on the roads: Attiki Odos, Metamorfosi-Raches of Fthiotida (Maliakos), Raches-Key of Imathia, Igoumenitsa-Alexandroupoli, Ioannina-Antirrio, at the Antirrio-Rio Bridge, Patras-Corinth-Elefsina, Corinth-Tripoli, Lefktro-Sparta and Xiniada-Trikala.
The participating companies are: Attica Routes, New Road, Main Street, Aegean Highway, Egnatia Odos, Olympia Odos, Bridge SA, Morea Highway.
How the system works
Today one can have 3 the 4 transceivers. With GRITS, will be able to choose to charge one and move with it on the motorway network. Of course if he wants he will be able to have more than one transceiver and use them optionally now.
Each company has created attractive packages or services to attract more users to its own transceiver. For example, you can charge the transceiver of the Aegean Motorway even by phone. The Fast Pass App operates in Nea or the Central Road, which gives you the ability to charge and control the necessary amount of tolls for the distance you will travel through the application..
At Olympia Odos, the hybrid toll charging system starts, which means that there will be a standard proportional refundable charge if the driver leaves earlier between two toll stations. This applies to the road section managed by the company, ie from Elefsina to Patras.
What not to do
Caution, if you have more than one transceiver in the same vehicle, must be installed in the windshield of your vehicle, only the transceiver you wish to be charged. In another case, the one who will be the first to be recognized by the electronic portal will be charged.
Each highway has its own commercial policy and offers its own discount packages, which apply only to the specific network and using the corresponding transceiver. So if you are for example a frequent user of Attiki Odos, does not mean that you will have the same privileges if you make a route e.g.. from Kifissos to Lamia.
This means that it is wise to use the transceiver that serves you or gives you a discount package if you are a frequent user.. If you are not a regular visitor to the highways, you can choose between the different advantages of each transceiver.
All this, of course, in combination with the reverent obligation of safe driving and the observance of the rules on the major roads of the country and …good routes.