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Some LRT1 gates closed for ticket system upgrade

Some LRT1 gates closed for ticket system upgrade
This allows the upgrading of the train line's ticketing system, which will be in place in June

MANILA, Philippines – Several gates in 5 stations of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 will be temporarily closed starting Wednesday, April 15, to give way for the upgrading of the train line’s ticketing system.

In a Twitter post on Wednesday, the Light Rail Transit Administration (LRTA) said some of the entry and exit gates will be closed in the Libertad, Quirino, Gil Puyat, Carriedo, and UN Avenue stations.

STATION CLOSED GATES OPEN GATES
Libertad Northwest and Southeast Southwest and Northeast
Quirino Northwest and Northeast Southeast and Southwest
Gil Puyat Southeast Northeast
Carriedo North South wing
UN Avenue Northwest and Northeast Southeast and Southwest

The new unified ticketing system for the LRT and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) lines will go live in May. 

Last March, AF Payments Incorporated (AFI, formerly Automated Fare Collection Services, Incorporated), the consortium of Ayala Corporation and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) said the new service is set to go live via a ceremonial tap in May for LRT2.

This would be followed by MRT3 in June and LRT1 in July. All 3 railway lines will fully transition to the new system by the third quarter of 2015.

Old magnetic tickets would be decommissioned, to be replaced with contactless-based smart card technology. 

Work is in full swing to replace the ticketing infrastructure in the train lines. – Rappler.com

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