Toll Domain Statement

For the Svinesund link between Sweden and Norway


  Heading (according to decision 2009/750/CE) Sweden
A.1 General information  
A.1.1 Identification of toll charger (article 19.1.a-1) Svinesundsforbindelsen AS 985203474
A.1.2 Toll charger contact  information General contact:
Svinesundsforbindelsen AS
co/ Bro- og Tunnelselskapet AS
Box 2623 Møhlenppris
5836 Bergen
Phone number: +47 815 68 021
E-mail :  

Contact for EETS issues:
Statens vegvesen Vegdirektoratet
Brynsengfaret 6a
0667 Oslo
PB 1307, 0667 Oslo
Phone number: +47 915 02 030
A.2 Toll Context Data (article 19.1.a-3)  
A.2.1 Legal basis Svinesundsforbindelsen AS is established according to the agreement between the Swedish Government and the Norwegian Government. The governmental agreement has been ratified by the Norwegian Parliament on August 7th 2002, (Proposition 68 (2001-2002), Proposition 3 (2002-2003)) and by the Swedish Parliament on December 5th (Proposition 2002/03:16).  

The Svinesund link between Nordby in Sweden and Halden in Norway is owned by Statens vegvesen in Norway and Trafikverket in Sweden and is operated by Svinesundsforbindelsen AS. All obligations under loans taken by Svinesundsforbindelsen AS for the Norwegian side are guaranteed by the Norwegian state. All obligations under loans taken by Trafikverket for the Swedish side are guaranteed by the Swedish state.  

The agreement of toll collection at the Norwegian side was made by Statens vegvesen and Svinesundsforbindelsen AS on July 7th 2003. The agreement of toll collection at the Swedish side was made by Vägverket and Svinesundsforbindelsen AS on July 1th 2005.
A.2.2 Layout Map

A.2.3  Geographical descriptions of the EETS domain. 

The Svinesund toll road is situated on the highway E6 between Halden in Norway and Nordby in Sweden. It includes 2 km of new motorway on the Swedish side, and 4,3 km of new motorway on the Norwegian side and a 700 m long bridge connecting the two countries.

The obligation to pay toll occurs at the both sides of the national border. 
A.2.4  Nature of toll and levy principle (article 6.b) a) a point charge for driving through a toll plaza,  
b) The weight of the vehicle (less or equal 3.5t or above 3.5 t)  
c) the toll is applicable 24h/24, 7d/7 without modulation
A.2.5  Technology used for tolling (article 19.1.a-2) DSRC 5,8 GHz  
The DSRC profiles being used for communication are the profiles already in use in the EasyGo service, PISTA, BroBizz, AutoPASS. EN15509 will be included from 2013 at Svinesundsforbindelsen and in EasyGo from 2013.
A.2.6 Vehicles liable to toll (article 6.c) All vehicles must pay, with the exception of motorcycles and mopeds.
A.2.7 Tariff classes List of tariffs.

Discounts: Link to different types of products, discounts, and conditions.

In order for a Toll Service Provider to be able to handle certain of these discounts towards its EETS users, will it be necessary to exchange further information between the Toll Charger and the Toll Service Provider. Such information will have to be agreed upon.
A.3 EETS domain statement (article 19.1.a-4 and Annex 1)  
A.3.1 Commercial conditions   
A.3.2 Fixed charges (Annex 1 – article 1§1) Affiliation costs of € 15.000 to be imposed on the EETS Provider based on the costs for the Toll Charger to provide, operate and maintain an EETS compatible system.
A.3.3 Guarantee or equivalent instrument (Annex 1 – article 1§2) A payment guarantee or equivalent financial instrument is required based on the average monthly toll transaction amount from the EETS Provider based on its customers' use of OBU at Øresund. The amount shall be determined on the basis of the total toll transaction amount paid by the EETS provider for Öresund the previous year (for new EETS Providers the amount shall be determined on the basis of the expected total transaction amount).
A.3.4 Invoicing conditions (Annex 1 – article 2.c) Invoicing frequency: On a Monthly basis  
Currency: SEK or NOK  
Effective dates of operations: all weekdays
A.3.5 Payment terms (Annex 1 – article 2.d) 3 weeks payment
A.3.6 EETS Provider’s remuneration conditions (Annex  1 – article 2.e) The EETS Provider is entitled to remuneration for the service provided. The amount of remuneration shall be based on the collected amount (transaction amount) to cover the cost of collection, credit risk and customer relations and shall be defined in the contract between Öresundsbron/Svinesundsbron and the EETS Provider.

The EETS Provider invoices the Toll Charger based on confirmed transactions. The issuer fee shall be invoiced on a monthly basis until the 10th day of the month following the transfer of the confirmed transactions. The EETS Provider may deduct this fee in his payment to the TC for the tolls collected during the same month the EETS Provider remuneration is covering. If the EETS Provider does not deduct the EETS Provider remuneration from the payment to the TC, the TC is obliged to pay the invoiced issuer fee according to the stated payment terms. The EETS Provider shall submit the invoice in the currency the confirmed transactions were sent, taking into account the regulations adopted for calculating the foreign exchange reference rates
A.3.7 Toll declarations required (article 6.e) n/a
A.3.8 Test procedures (suitability for use) The EP shall perform a suitability for use assessment with support of the Toll Charger to verify the functionality and performance of the new OBE and the EP back office interface in the EETS Toll Domain of Svinesundsbron.

Before the suitability for use tests the EP should provide necessary proofs (EC declarations) of conformity to specification of the OBE according to the EC Decision 2009/750/EC.

Prior to the tests a test plan including all test procedures and related acceptance criteria should be developed by EP and approved by the Toll Charger.
A sufficiently large sample number of test OBE’s from a mass production series should be provided for the tests.

The Suitability for use tests shall be performed by the EP including the following test stages:

1. OBE functional tests – consisting of on board equipment (OBE) functionality and performance testing under controlled conditions in a laboratory and test site environment.
2. OBE system compatibility tests – aiming at verification of OBE functionality under realistic conditions at a test site environment.
3. Back office system interface tests – which consist in verification of back office data interchange in a test environment.
4. End-to-end tests – which has the purpose of testing the whole value chain of the EETS service within the Toll Domain/Toll Charger system.
5. Pilot operation – is the verification of the OBU operation over a certain time period (but only involving “friendly” Service Users) to prove the reliable operation in a life TC environment.

Please refer to document “Specification for EETS Suitability for use tests within EasyGo”.
A.3.9 Toll transaction policy (Annex 1 – article 2.a) Svinesundsforbindelsen AS is a toll station with electronic fee collection (AutoPASS). When a vehicle with an OBU is registered, a control is carried out to determine if it is a known Toll Service Provider and if the OBU is valid.  If the OBU is valid the information about the OBU and price will be passed on to the Toll Service Provider according to the agreed procedures and data formats. If the OBU is invalid, the owner of the vehicle will get an invoice with an additional charge, by mail.
A.3.10 Exemption lists (Annex 1 – article 2.a) The control in respect to Toll Service Provider data is primarily based on a black list (excemption list including blocked OBU) and secondary a whiteliste for handling of exceptions.
A.3.11 Degraded modes The possibility of manually entrering data can be agreed upon as a supplement to automatic procedures based on the white list.
A.3.12 Data exchange procedures (Annex  1 – article 2.b) Data exchanges are based on the procedures and format of the EasyGo service to largest possible extend.  

The following type of files are exchanged daily:        
- Transaction and acceptance of Transactions        
- Excemption list (Blacklist) and Whitelist  

Data concerning Toll Charger or Toll Station are sent when changes occur. Exchange of information regarding Customer complaints must be agreed upon on the basis of EasyGo procedures.  

In order for a Toll Service Provider to be able to handle certain of these discounts towards its EETS users, it will be necessary to exchange further information between the Toll Charger and the Toll Service Provider. Such information will have to be agreed upon.
A.3.13 Security functions The exchange of security keys are according to the EasyGo procedures. The need for authentication of OBU and transaction must be agreed upon.
A.3.14 Performance level The main quality requirement of performance are the amount of OBU’s from a Toll Service Provider, that are able to be read automatically without manual interference. The requirement here for is 99,5 % to be read correctly.   Further there will a/o be requirements in respect to data interchange in relation to agreed time schedules and validity hereof.
A.3.15 Modalities for the supply of localisation augmentation signals N/A
A.4 Additional information  
A.4.1 Enforcement issues Further areas to be included in the agreement between the Toll Charger and EETS Provider according to Article 4 (10) are to be defined in between the parties
A.4.2    The cooperation between Toll Chargers and EETS providers on their enforcements efforts according to article 4-10 has to be agreed upon. The Svinesund Link is a part of the EasyGo service. The EasyGo Service is a joint venture between 40 toll chargers in the three Scandinavian countries. The EasyGo service include the AutoPass system in Norway and the Bro Bizz system in Sweden and Denmark  

The EasyGo service is offered to customers by their local toll service provider. The customers may use their Autopass or Bro Bizz in all toll collection systems in the Scandinavian countries. 
A.5 EETS Providers under contract with the toll charger considered (article 19.1.a-5)   
A.5.1 Provider 1 None at this stage
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A.6 Document revision  
A.6.1 Date of first appearance of this entry into the register October 8. 2010
A.6.2 Last update December 2012
A.6.3 Next review February 2013
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