m50 Payments Through The Payzone Network

30 August 2008

eFlow Barrier Free Tolling starts on the M50, Saturday, August 30th and although the tag and video accounts options are proving popular amongst motorists using the M50 regularly, the customer also has the option to ‘Pay as you go’ by using the Payzone retail option. Payzone the largest independent consumer payments network in Ireland is ready to launch today, (Tuesday 26th August) with the retail solution which they will operate exclusively on the Barrier-Free M50 on behalf of the National Roads Authority (NRA).

eFlow Barrier Free Tolling starts on the M50, Saturday, August 30th and although the tag and video accounts options are proving popular amongst motorists using the M50 regularly, the customer also has the option to ‘Pay as you go’ by using the Payzone retail option. Payzone the largest independent consumer payments network in Ireland is ready to launch today, (Tuesday 26th August) with the retail solution which they will operate exclusively on the Barrier-Free M50 on behalf of the National Roads Authority (NRA).

eFlow is eager to assist all motorists in the payment of tolls on the M50. Therefore, any motorist who doesn’t wish to register for a tag or video account can avail of the ‘Pay as you go’ option.

Under this option customers can pay for their individual journeys by calling into any Payzone outlet before 8pm on the day following their journey. Simply give your vehicle registration number to the cashier and pay the required toll amount.

If you do not pay for your trip before 8pm on the day following your journey, you will receive a notice in the post from eFlow. This notice will ask you to pay your bill plus a €3 default toll and it can also be paid in any Payzone outlet.

A Payzone demonstration is taking place this morning, in the Spar outlet in Ranelagh, Dublin 6. This event will highlight customer payment options and in particular promote the Payzone method of payment with live transactions been performed on a Payzone Terminal.

For customers using the M50 that are not registered the Payzone service will allow payment of M50 toll charges at Payzone’s branded network of 1000 retailers throughout Ireland. Consumers who do not register for a tag or video account and wish to ‘pay as they go’ in retail can only do so in retail outlets that are branded Payzone.  Payzone agents include Spar, Londis, Gala, Mace, Centra, Supervalu as well as Topaz and Esso’s ‘On the Run’ service stations.

Commenting on the status of the Payzone system, Jim Deignan of Payzone said: “This new Payzone system is just as quick and easy as any other Payzone retail services which people will be familiar with such as mobile top up, calling cards, paying utility bills and purchasing 3V vouchers. With our national network of Payzone agents ready to handle customer transactions, M50 users will now have choices when paying their M50 toll; be they using the motorway once a day or using the road once a year.”

Hugh Creegan, Head of PPP for NRA, said “Payzone’s network ensures that we have a full range of options open to consumers to pay their toll charges. The company has an extensive network of branded retail shops for consumer convenience and is a trusted supplier of secure and efficient payment solutions. We look forward to working with Payzone on the new M50 barrier free tolling scheme when it comes into operation later this month.”

Payzone agents are located nationwide and are generally open hours that are convenient for consumers.  Consumers can locate their nearest Payzone outlet by looking out for the signage instore, via the internet at www.payzone.ie/outlets or by telephone on 1890-50-10-50.

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