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|
|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