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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who are National Toll Roads?

2. Who are CRG?

3. What is a PPP?

4. Where are the Toll Plazas Located?

5. What are the different Vehicle Classifications?

6. Which toll lane should I use?

7. What methods of payment are accepted at the Toll Plazas?

8. Can I get a receipt for my toll payment?

9. What is Electronic Toll Collection?

10. Where can I get an electronic tag?

11. How much is the toll at MidLink?

12. How much is the toll at SouthLink?




1. Who are National Toll Roads?

National Toll Roads Ltd (NTRL) is the leading developer and operator of toll roads in Ireland with its head office based at Burton Court, Sandyford Dublin 18. In partnership with Celtic Roads Group NTRL has been successful in securing three significant Public Private partnership concession contracts as part of the governments national development programme. These contracts to design, build, finance and operate new tolled roads have involved equal partnerships with a number of major European companies.

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2. Who are CRG?

CRG (Celtic Roads Group) is a consortium of companies who initially came together to bid for road construction projects under the Irish Government’s National Development Plan (NDP), 2000-2006. On being awarded 3 projects the consortium founded 3 separate companies to manage each concession project;

- Celtic Roads Group (Dundalk) Ltd for the Dundalk Western bypass PPP

- Celtic Roads Group (Waterford) Ltd for the N25 Waterford bypass PPP

- Celtic Roads Group (Portlaoise) Ltd for the N7/N8 Portlaoise bypass PPP


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3. What is a PPP?

A Public Private Partnership, or PPP, is an agreement set up between the public and private sectors. With a PPP the private sector is involved in providing a service normally provided for by public sector.

The Government see PPPs as an essential component of the National Development Plan, or NDP. PPPs are used in the areas of public transport, water services and waste management.

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4. Where are the Toll Plazas Located?


• The SouthLink Toll Plaza is located on the N25 Waterford By-Pass at Gracedieu. The project includes a landmark cable-stay bridge across the Suir creating a by-pass and linking the N25 with the N9.

• The MidLink Toll Plaza is scheduled to open in September 2010 and will be located west of Portlaoise providing the final link for the N8 Dublin – Cork and N7 Dublin – Limerick motorways respectively.


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5. What are the different Vehicle Classifications?


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6. Which toll lane should I use?

All Toll Plazas offer a range of payment options for motorists. Electronic signage will be mounted on each toll lane to indicate whether the lane is open or closed, and what method of payment is available. The lane signage symbols are described below:

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7. What methods of payment are accepted at the Toll Plazas?

The toll fares can be paid by:

Cash: Cash payments (Notes and Coin) can be made at manual lanes and a toll operator will be on hand to give change. Exact coins can also be used at semi automatic coin machines (baskets). In addition, one lane in each toll ramp will automatically give back change.

Credit Cards: VISA and MASTERCARD can be used at SouthLink only, in either the manual or semi-automatic lanes.

Interoperable Tags: Electronic devices from all the other concessionaires and independent service providers are accepted at all the Toll Plaza's nationally. “Interoperability” of electronic toll collection was established in 2007 and enables the road user to pay the toll fare at any toll plaza in the Republic by using an electronic tag supplied by any of the service providers in the Republic.

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8. Can I get a receipt for my toll payment?

Yes. You can get a receipt in the manual lanes for cash payments only. An operator will be on hand in the manual lanes to allocate a receipt on request.

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9. What is Electronic Toll Collection?

Electronic toll collection (ETC) allows motorists to pay their toll fare electronically thereby saving time at the toll plaza. Electronic toll collection uses a small electronic tag which is fixed on the inside of a vehicles windscreen and is detected by the plaza toll collection systems each time the vehicle passes through the plaza. The toll is then debited to the customer’s account and is paid by the tag issuer to the plaza on the customers behalf. Electronic toll collection is available in all lanes on all the toll plazas. “Interoperability” of electronic toll collection was established in 2007 and enables the road user to pay the toll fare at any toll plaza in the Republic by using an electronic tag supplied by any of the service providers in the Republic. All National Toll Roads toll plazas will accept payment by valid electronic tag issued by any of the service providers in the Republic.

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10. Where can I get an electronic tag?

There are a number of companies in Ireland providing electronic tags to motorists. Please click the link below to see a list of electronic tag providers from which you can choose a service offering that suits you. www.tagcompare.ie

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11. How much is the toll at East-Link?

East-Link
Toll Charge
Class 1 Motor Cycles (exceeding 50cc)
FREE
Class 2 Motor Cars
€1.70
Class 3 Bus/Van
€2.55
Class 4 HGV with 2 Axles
€3.45
Class 5 HGV with 3 Axles
€3.45
Class 6 HGV with 4 Axles
€6.00

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11. How much is the toll at MidLink?

MidLink
Toll Charge
Class 1 Motor Cycles (exceeding 50cc)
TBC
Class 2 Motor Cars
TBC
Class 3 Buses &, Coaches
TBC
Class 4 Light Goods Vehicle
TBC
Class 5 Goods Vehicle 2Axle/3 Axle
TBC
Class 6 Goods Vehicle 4 or more Axles
TBC

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12. How much is the toll at SouthLink?

SouthLink
Toll Charge
Class 1 Motor Cycles (exceeding 50cc)
€1.00
Class 2 Motor Cars
€1.90
Class 3 Buses &, Coaches
€3.40
Class 4 Light Goods Vehicle
€3.40
Class 5 Goods Vehicle 2Axle/3 Axle
€4.70
Class 6 Goods Vehicle 4 or more Axles
€6.00

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