Advance booking service for goods traffic to end at the Vaalimaa border crossing – a truck park control system will be introduced on 7 April 2021
Press release 25 March 2021
On 6 April, the advance booking service for goods traffic (www.evpa.fi) will come to an end in its current form at the Vaalimaa border crossing. It will temporarily be replaced by a truck park control system. The authorities and Fintraffic Road Ltd are investigating an implementation model that would enable the advance booking service to continue at a later date.
The advance booking service in Vaalimaa was a pilot for goods traffic at border crossings and is now coming to end. The border crossing was able to receive advance notification of incoming goods traffic via self-service points, the evpa.fi website or a 24/7 phone line.
No decisions have yet been made on the model that will follow the temporary truck park control system. More information will be released as plans progress.
A truck park control system will be introduced on 7 April
On 7 April, a temporary truck park control system will be introduced for goods traffic at the Vaalimaa border crossing.
This is how the temporary truck park control system will work at the Vaalimaa border crossing:
Heavy goods vehicles arriving at the Vaalimaa border crossing should follow the signage directing them to the truck park’s self-service points. Drivers should use these self-service points to register by providing the following information:
- vehicle registration number
- driver’s mobile phone number
- any details concerning high-priority deliveries
After registering, drivers will be directed to wait their turn in the truck park. Each truck will be notified of its turn at the Customs point via a text message sent to the mobile phone number provided by the driver. The truck’s registration number will be shown on the displays in the truck park.
While the temporary truck park control system is in use, it will no longer be possible to use the advance booking service via the self-service points, evpa.fi website or 24/7 phone line.
Information in the truck park control system for goods traffic will be deleted within an hour after the vehicle has left the Customs point and the area.