With over 25 years of experience and expertise in user-paid infrastructure, we contribute to the development of the digital traffic and payment solutions of the future for sustainable infrastructure.
At Sund & Bælt, we have gathered our initiatives for traffic and payment solutions in one division. We call it Tolling.
In recent years, Sund & Bælt has implemented a range of new traffic and payment solutions. These include: a new toll station on Storebælt; a toll station on Kronprinsesse Marys (Crown Princess Mary's) bridge in Frederikssund; and low emission zones in five cities across Denmark – all delivered by the same operating organisation and on the same system platform. Both the organisation and the system platform are designed to deliver new traffic and payment solutions. Tolling at Sund & Bælt is already in the process of expanding the low emission zone scheme to include passenger cars, preparing a toll station for the Fehmarnbelt link and implementing a kilometre-based and CO2-differentiated toll for HGVs.
In addition to operating Storebælt’s toll station, the toll station at Kronprinsesse Marys bridge is also part of our portfolio. This has a so-called free flow system selected to make it easy for road users to cross the bridge.
Sund & Bælt is the supplier of the entire payment system whereby we support the link with many of our key tasks, including toll station, customer service, customer communication and monitoring and collection of tolls.
We also collaborate with the Danish Environmental Protection Agency in relation to the five low emission zones in Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg. In June 2020, the Danish Parliament adopted new legislation which tasked Sund & Bælt with the enforcement of the low emission rules for vehicles driving in low emission zones. Automatic digital control was also introduced in these zones at the same time.
Control is based on ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) technology. This technology is also used at the Storebælt Bridge toll station when drivers drive through the toll station.
In this respect, Sund & Bælt is the provider of the entire control technology, including monitoring, image validation, customer service, customer communication and the issuing penalty charge notices.
EETS ensures funding for sustainable infrastructure?
Increased congestion imposes demands on infrastructure, which is why user-paid infrastructure has been introduced in several European countries, including Denmark.
In order to ensure consistency across the entire European road network, efforts are being made through the European Electronic Tolling Service (EETS) to facilitate the payment of road tolls throughout Europe.
Drawing on our initiatives and expertise within user-paid infrastructure, Sund & Bælt is supporting the implementation of EETS through digital tolling initiatives.