New pass makes travelling on Sydney's orbital easier

 

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay has announced casual users of Sydney's orbital motorway network will find it easier to pay road tolls with the launch of a new product available at participating petrol service stations and convenience stores from Thursday.

The electronic motorway user or eMU pass will be rolled out across hundreds of petrol stations and convenience stores along highways and major routes to help make travelling through Sydney for country motorists and holidaymakers as simple as possible.

"We've listened to what motorists want and provided a more convenient way to pay tolls on Sydney motorways," Mr Gay said.

"People can pick up a pass at a service station on the way into the city to set up an account to cover their travel on toll roads for up to 30 days.

"The eMU pass will be valid for a month so is ideal for anyone coming to Sydney for business or leisure who needs to travel on any of the eight toll roads.

"It joins a suite of other tolling products available from Roads and Maritime Services, so there is something to suit everyone's needs.

Tourism and Major Events Minister George Souris has welcomed the eMU pass.

"This is great news for tourists to NSW and Sydney as it will remove any problems travelling across the city's toll roads," Mr Souris said.

"The eMU pass will be available from Thursday at more than 300 service stations on highways and key routes across NSW just in time for the holiday season.

"It's simple to set up and can even be activated up to 48 hours after travelling on a toll road.

"With eight toll roads forming part of Sydney's orbital network, it's likely anyone visiting Sydney will use a toll road at some point during their visit," Mr Gay said.

Major participating service centres which will stock the eMU pass from Thursday include BP, Caltex, Shell, United and Mobil. A full list of outlets will be posted on the RMS website.

The eMU pass is available for $5.95 and once activated can be used for up to 30 days. Tolls are charged to the nominated credit or debit card (Mastercard and Visa Debit card only) as well as a 75 cent video matching fee for each toll.

For more information or a full list of the locations where the passes will be available visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au Link to external site.

 

19 December 2011
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