OVER 30,000 MOTORISTS TAKE IT EASY ON THE NEW N6
(From 18th December till 26th January 2010, over 30,000 Easytrip customers used their tags to pay toll fees on new By-Pass)
Dublin, Ireland 1st February 2010: Easytrip Services Ireland, formed through the merger of Eazy Pass and eTrip, Ireland’s largest provider of electronic tolling tags today announced that 30,000 of its customers availed of their service on the N6 from opening day on December 18th, to January 2010.
Easytrip customer using the new N6 toll road can now get from Dublin to Galway in a little over two hours. The service was made available from 18th of December 2009 to new and existing Easytrip customers travelling to and from Galway and Roscommon on the N6 by-pass and surrounding areas. The N6 12 lane by-pass, with a dedicated electronic toll lane in both directions, will reduce traffic congestion considerably for those in the Galway, Roscommon and surrounding areas, while providing a quick and easy by-pass for those heading further west of the country.
“Customers feedback on the new toll roads and car parks opening across the country has been very positive indeed,” said Ciara O’Brien, general manager of Easytrip Services Ireland. “The convenience of paying tolls electronically is becoming more and more prevalent as further roads and car parks come on board. While customers need to make no changes to their existing account to use this additional toll road, there is always the facility to add additional tags to accommodate family members that my wish to use the new roads. Therefore, insuring that tags are not passed from one vehicle to another,” she concluded.
In 2010, four new toll roads will open, these include: the M3 Clonee to Kells, the Limerick Tunnel and finally the M7/M8 Portlaoise. That means by the end of 2010 there will be eleven toll roads operating in Ireland. Easytrip tags will be accepted at all toll roads in Ireland. In addition, Easytrip will add three new car parks in the first quarter of 2010 these will include a major shopping centre in Dublin city centre, Ushers Quay in Dublin, Henry Street in Limerick and Saint Finbarr’s in Cork. This will bring the total number of car parks where you can use your Easytrip tag to fifteen.
The Easytrip service allows consumers to pay tariffs through its electronic tag system on the following toll roads: Waterford By-Pass, East-Link, Dublin Port Tunnel, M1, M4, M8 plus the free-flow barrier free system on the M50. The Easytrip payment service allows its customers to avail of the lowest toll fares on the M50 and can also be used in these major car parks in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Limerick: Quick Park Dublin Airport, Setanta Car Park, Q-Park Clerys Car Park, Saint Stephen’s Green, the Royal College of Surgeons, Trinity Street and Bloomfield Shopping Centre. In addition, it can also be used to gain access to car parks at Grand Parade, Carroll’s Quay and City Hall in Cork, Victoria Square, Belfast and Harvey’s Quay in Limerick.
Easytrip was formed through the merger of Eazy Pass and eTrip Services Ireland. Easytrip is Ireland’s largest provider of electronic tolling tags, with in excess of 180,000 tags in use at every toll plaza in Ireland, including the barrier free tolling location on the M50 in Dublin. In addition, Easytrip offer over 9,000 car parking spaces nationwide in our twelve car parks. Easytrip is the only supplier of electronic tags that offer both parking and tolling services from a single account to their customers.