Beijing dismantling toll stations
Beijing, Nov. 1, Beijing (reporter Du Yan) today, Beijing Municipal Transportation Commission introduced that, as of October 31, 2019, in the process of canceling provincial toll stations of expressways in Beijing, 341 sets of etc gantry system have been built and 1076 etc / MTC lanes have been reconstructed, all of which have completed the tasks related to canceling provincial toll stations nationwide on schedule; the overall goal of canceling provincial toll stations will be achieved by the end of the year.
On September 4, the Liyuan toll station in Jiangxi Zhejiang Province, located on the G60 Shanghai Kunming expressway, was officially demolished. The toll station is the first provincial boundary toll station to be demolished in Jiangxi Province, and also the largest one in Jiangxi Province. Photo by Xia Ruide
Four provincial toll stations have been demolished
According to the implementation plan for Beijing to deepen the reform of toll road system and cancel the provincial boundary toll stations of expressways, Beijing will cancel 8 provincial boundary toll stations of expressways by the end of 2019, namely, Simatai exit toll station of G45 Jingcheng phase III, Yongle exit toll station of S15 Jingjin expressway, Lixian exit toll station of G3 Jingtai expressway, Yulong south exit toll station of G45 Jingkai Expressway and G5 jingkungao Jiangying outbound toll station in Suzhen, Kangzhuang outbound toll station in G6 Beijing Tibet expressway, Jingping outbound toll station in S32, and Caiyu South toll station in g95 capital ring expressway.
Beijing Municipal Transportation Commission said that on October 31, the physical demolition of four provincial boundary toll stations, including zhenjiangying toll station of Beijing Kunming expressway, Yongle toll station of Beijing Tianjin Expressway, Lixian toll station of Beijing Taiwan Expressway and Caiyu South toll station of shouhuan expressway, had been completed successfully.
The entity demolition project mainly includes toll booth, mechanical and electrical equipment, toll island and toll shed. At present, the four toll stations have completed the demolition and pavement reconstruction within the scope of the main line, and the subsequent guardrail and protective net construction is being implemented. It is planned to complete all the construction tasks within the scope of the main line before November 15. At present, the lane reconstructed by “main line straightening” is in a closed state, and passing vehicles still need to pay for normal passage from the reserved toll lane.
341 etc gantry systems need to be built
In order to successfully achieve the goal of canceling the toll station of Beijing Expressway by the end of the year, Beijing needs to build 341 sets of etc gantry system, including 47 sets of provincial boundary and 294 sets of non provincial boundary. At the same time, Beijing needs to reconstruct 1076 toll lanes, including 483 etc special lanes and 593 etc / MTC mixed lanes, involving civil construction, equipment installation, antenna pole lifting and other specific work.
On the basis of the completion of lane reconstruction on schedule, the next step will be to organize the joint commissioning and test work, including the joint commissioning and test of two cascades of ministry and province, which will be completed steadily and orderly by stages and steps.
After the completion of lane reconstruction, there are 1239 etc special lanes and 596 etc / MTC mixed lanes in Beijing, totaling 1835. By the end of this year, after the provincial toll stations are cancelled, the expressway traffic mode will be realized, which is mainly electronic non parking toll collection (etc), supplemented by multiple payment means of manual toll collection (MTC). Only one or two etc / MTC mixed lanes will be reserved at the entrance and exit.
It is reported that vehicles without etc can only pass through the mixed Lane queuing for payment, not only can’t pass through the toll station efficiently and quickly, but also can’t enjoy all kinds of preferential policies such as toll reduction.
The construction of entrance overload control system will be completed by the end of the year
Beijing Municipal Commission of transportation said that at present, the demolition work of 8 provincial toll stations has been started in an all-round way, among which the demolition of 3 toll stations and the reconstruction of road surface have been completed, and the rest are expected to be completed by December 20; the construction work of 264 sets of entrance weighing and testing systems has been steadily promoted, and is expected to be completed by December 20; the construction and transformation of toll system has been gradually implemented, and has been tested by Beijing Municipal and national joint commissioning After the operation is good, it will be officially switched to operation at the end of the year.
Comprehensive promotion of etc service for freight cars
In order to ensure that trucks can also pass through the expressway without parking and payment, Beijing will comprehensively promote truck etc service.
Different from the traditional stored value etc card, the truck etc card adopts the issuing mode of account card. When the truck passes through the highway toll station, it enjoys the service of toll account, and pays after passing. This payment mode of etc account card not only enables trucks to pass without stopping, but also relieves the financial pressure of truck drivers to recharge the stored value card cash in advance.
According to the unified deployment of the Ministry of transport, trucks will continue to drive the manual toll lane before the end of this year. After the system switch on January 1, 2020, etc users of trucks will be able to pass the special lane of etc trucks to realize fast and non-stop traffic and enjoy the preferential policy of no less than 5% of the toll. Trucks without etc vehicle mounted devices (including etc single card users) will no longer enjoy the preferential policies of toll reduction and exemption Policy.
At present, Beijing is carrying out relevant system transformation and operation preparation work, and the truck etc will be put into operation in early November 2019.
Beijing Municipal Commission of transportation said that after the abolition of provincial toll stations, traffic efficiency will be significantly improved, traffic congestion in toll station areas will be avoided, high-quality development of expressways and improvement of operation service level will be further promoted, cost reduction and efficiency increase of logistics will be promoted, and social and economic development and people’s safe and convenient travel will be better served.