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LRT, MRT operational as Typhoon Ompong brings rain to Metro Manila

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:52 AM

However, the LRT1 experiences a power supply issue that limits its operations on Saturday morning, September 15

METRO TRAINS. LRT image via Shutterstock, MRT photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Lopsided contract? COA pressures DOTr to justify P65 billion LRT-1 deal

Jul 11, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The Commission on Audit demands the documents from the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), which passes the buck to the Department of Transportation (DOTr)

LRT1. Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade leada the groundbreaking ceremony of the LRT1 Cavite Extension on May 4, 2017. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

COA flags procurement lapses in LRT-1 Cavite extension housing segment

Jul 11, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The P397-million housing project for informal settlers who will be affected by the LRT-1 Cavite Extension project was awarded without first conducting a feasibility study, says the Commission on Audit

CAVITE EXTENSION. The LRT-1 Cavite Extension project is a P64.9 billion deal for private firm Light Rail Manila Corporation. Photo from the PPP Center

LRT2 operator targets better air-conditioning by June

May 29, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The Light Rail Transit Authority says it will go for a quicker solution first, pending the replacement of the air-conditioning units by 2019

POOR AIRCON? LRT2 procures local parts to re-engineer the railway trains' air conditioning units. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LRT1 operator eyes P5 to P7-fare hike

May 22, 2018 - 3:23 PM

(UPDATED) If approved, the fare hike will be rolled out by August 2018, says LRT1 operator Light Rail Manila Corporation

HIKE. Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) CEO Juan Alfonso says the Light Rail Transit Line 1 operator has filed a fare hike petition last March. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

MRT, LRT ticketing machines now accept new peso coins

Apr 17, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Commuters can already use the newly designed P1, P5, and P10 coins at ticket vending machines of the MRT3, LRT1, and LRT2

NEW COINS. The ticketing vending machine at MRT3 and LRT Lines 1 and 2 now accepts the newly-issued BSP coins. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

MRT, LRT, and PNR schedules for Holy Week 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Here are the operating hours of trains during the observance of Holy Week this year

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 2, 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

DEFIANT. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales will not enforce the suspension order against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang (left). Photo by Rappler

EXPLAINER: Not all projects are eligible for a Swiss challenge

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation

SWISS CHALLENGE. Swiss challenge is when the government invites private groups to make competing offers, while giving the original proponent the right to match them. File photo

Free train rides on LRT-1 on New Year's Day

Dec 29, 2017 - 1:03 PM

(UPDATED) The MRT3, meanwhile, will offer free rides on Rizal Day, December 30

FREE RIDES. You can ride the LRT1 for free during peak hours of January 1, 2018.

LRT1 ticket machines to accept new P5 coins by March 2018

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:04 PM

While machines are not yet ready, the public should double check their P5 coins to avoid inconveniences during the holiday rush

NEW COINS. LRT1 ticket machines to accept new P5 coins by March 2018. Photo by Rappler

Harry Roque's MRT3 experience: 'Not that bad'

Nov 23, 2017 - 3:40 PM

During the presidential spokesman's train ride covered by media, one passenger is overheard wondering, 'Bakit pa kailangan dito magpa-presscon?'

President Spokeperson Harry Roque on Thursday during his ride at the MRT-3 to experience the daily commuters sentiment on the over crowded MRT-3.Photo by DARREN LANGIT

LRT1 commuter injured after foot got caught in door of moving train

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:43 PM

An LRT1 official says the accident happened when 48-year-old Julieto Eco tried to get on the coach even after the warning buzzer sounded off

Jokowi: Kita kehilangan Rp 28 triliun setiap tahun karena kemacetan

Oct 26, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Presiden Jokowi meminta pengerjaan proyek Light Rail Transit (LRT) selesai tepat waktu

Presiden Joko Widodo menyampaikan pengarahan kepada gubernur, bupati, dan wali kota seluruh Indonesia, di Istana Negara, Jakarta, Selasa (24/10). FOTO oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

Rappler Talk: Solutions to Metro Manila traffic and road safety issues

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Rappler talks to transportation expert and UP professor Primitivo Cal on possible solutions to traffic and road safety issues in Metro Manila

LOOK: Commuters endure long lines at LRT2

Oct 09, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The Light Rail Transit Authority says long queues remain the norm during rush hour

MONDAY RUSH HOUR. Commuters endure long lines at the LRT 2 Santolan station on Monday morning, October 10, 2017. Photo courtesy of Isabelle Yu

PNP, LRTA bring free rides for cops, women's desks in stations

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Policemen are now entitled to free rides in any LRT-2 station as long as they are in complete uniform and present their identification cards

COOPERATION. PNP chief Dela Rosa signs a deal with LRTA head Rey Berroya. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Construction of MRT-LRT common station finally begins

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:19 PM

The station linking the MRT7, MRT3, and LRT1 lines is targeted for completion in two and half years, according to the Department of Transportation

DOTr Secretary Athur Tugade (6th-R) Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (7th-R) and PCCO Secretary Martin Andanar (5th-R) joint with Representatives From MRT-LRT and SM Mall and Trinoma Mall during the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Common Station that will connect four lines (LRT1, MRT3,MRT7, and the Metro Manila Subway in North Triangle Transport Terminal, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City on Friday, September 29,2017. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Singson leaves Light Rail Manila, moves to Meralco

Sep 25, 2017 - 5:15 PM

A source privy to the matter says Primitivo Cal is set to replace Singson as the president and chief executive officer of Light Rail Manila

NEW MPIC APPOINTMENT. Rogelio Singson (R) says he will now be engaged in 'new business models like solar, renewable power generators, electric vehicles, and electric mass transport system.' In the photo are Singson and Metro Pacific boss Manuel Pangilinan (L). Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

People remove debris of a building which collapsed after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017. A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The US Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.1 while Mexico's Seismological Institute said it measured 6.8 on its scale. The institute said the quake's epicenter was seven kilometers west of Chiautla de Tapia, in the neighboring state of Puebla.  / AFP PHOTO / Alfredo ESTRELLA

After a decade, construction of MRT-LRT Common Station to begin in September

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:10 PM

The coveted project has seen 3 transportation secretaries come and go. Finally, the construction will start on September 29.

DBP open to unload MRT3 interests

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:15 PM

A new owner and operator for Metro Rail Transit Line 3 MRT3 is in the books of the Philippine government This is to give the railway proper upgrade and maintenance

COMMUTERS' ORDEAL. During rush hour, MRT3 passengers endure long lines and jampacked trains. Rappler file photo

Pangilinan-Ayala group eyes MRT3 takeover by early 2018

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The group hopes to operate maintain and rehabilitate the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 for 32 years Will its unsolicited proposal be approved?

NEW OPERATOR SOON? MRT3 is currently being maintained by Korean-Filipino firm Busan Universal Rail Incorporated (BURI), while the system's rail replacement is being handled by the government. MRT Corporation owns the system. Photo from the Metrostar Express website

Dear politicians, we’ve documented our commute so you don’t have to

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:07 PM

We need solutions for our transportation woes and we need them fast

DAILY COMMUTE. The authors document their commute to work for politicians to see. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal

Free rides during peak hours on all LRT, MRT lines for Independence Day

Jun 09, 2017 - 6:36 PM

Commuters will have free rides on Monday June 12 in all 20 stations of LRT 1 from Baclaran in Parañaque City to Roosevelt in Quezon City from 7 9 am and from 5 7 pm

LRT1 operator completes restoration, vows more daily rides soon

Jun 07, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Light Rail Manila Corporation will be able to increase trips to 554 from the current 498 daily

BETTER RIDES. The restoration of 25 LRVs has expanded the current fleet of LRT1 to 102 from 77 when the company took over the operations of the railway in 2015. Photo from Light Rail Manila Corporation

Coming in 2018: LRT2's Masinag and Emerald stations

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Set to be completed in August 2018 the two additional stations are designed to accommodate 80 000 more passengers daily during the first 5 years of operations

Ayala, SM taipans finally at ease over MRT-LRT common station

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:02 PM

At a recent government forum Jaime Zobel De Ayala and Teresita Sy Coson share a light hearted moment over the common station that their firms argued over for nearly 8 years

LRT, MRT, PNR schedules: Holy Week 2017

Apr 07, 2017 - 9:25 AM

LRT 1 and 2 MRT 3 and PNR will undergo maintenance works from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday

File LRT image from Shutterstock; MRT photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Alvarez grills DOTr over ‘ambitious’ MRT-LRT common station

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:26 PM

A visibly peeved Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells DOTr officials they must pay for the penalties out of their own pockets should they fail to complete the common station by 2019

GRILLING DOTR. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez attends the hearing of the committee on transportation, which is chaired by Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Senators convinced 'best' location achieved for MRT-LRT common station

Feb 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

But the Senate committee wants someone to be held liable for the P200 million naming rights contract of SM Prime which caused the almost 8 year delay of the project

PROBE INTO COMMON STATION. Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Committee on Public Services on Monday, February 13, 2017, leads probe into the MRT-LRT Common Station deal. Senators JV Ejercito and Sherwin Gatchalian also attended the hearing. PRIB Photo by Cesar Tomambo.

Tokyo Metro: It's time to build a subway in PH

Feb 12, 2017 - 5:10 PM

But before the Philippines builds its first subway the operator of Tokyo s 9 subway lines says the country should fix the congested MRT3 first

1ST SUBWAY. The current administration says the subway PPP deal is being revisited. Graphics by Nina Martinez/Rappler

LOOK: The newly-renovated LRT1 Doroteo Jose Station

Feb 06, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Light Rail Manila s directive is to rehabilitate the 20 stations and train cars of LRT1 in 18 months and extend the line from Baclaran to Bacoor Cavite

PREPS FOR THE FUTURE. Light Rail Manila, operator of LRT1, launches its newly renovated Doroteo Jose Station in Sta. Cruz, Manila. All photos from Light Rail Manila Consortium

Alvarez grills DOTr officials during hearing on MRT-LRT common station

Jan 25, 2017 - 6:35 PM

UPDATED Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he prefers the original plan for the common station conceptualized in 2009

GRILLING. House leaders questioned the P2.8 billion memorandum of agreement between the DOTr and private firms for the development of the MRT-LRT common station. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Vitangcol eyes charges vs DOTr execs over MRT-LRT common station

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Former MRT3 chief Al Vitangcol III claims transportation officials violated the procurement law when they allowed a compromise deal on the common station

TURNING AGAINST DOTR. While answering to his multiple graft charges before Sandiganbayan, dismissed MRT3 General Manager Al Vitangcol wants to sue officials of the DOTr over alleged violations of the procurement laws. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Alvarez: P2.8-billion MRT-LRT common station too expensive

Jan 19, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the House of Representatives will review the project to check its cost and find out if it is for the convenience of passengers

COMMON STATION. Proposed design of the station that will link the three rail transits in Metro Manila. Image from the Department of Transportation

Commercial operations for MRT-LRT Common Station eyed in April 2019

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Rarely seen together the country s top businessmen come to agree on the final location of the Metro Rail Transit MRT Light Rail Transit LRT Common Station project

ENDING DEADLOCK. The country's top honchos, Manuel V. Pangilinan, Ramon S. Ang, Hans Sy, and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, come together to sign a Memorandum of Agreement ending the squabble on the MRT-LRT Common Station deal, Wednesday, January 18, at the Dusit Hotel in Makati City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LOOK: Proposed design of MRT-LRT common station

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:20 PM

It is a P2 8 billion 13 700 square meter project that will connect the LRT1 MRT3 and MRT7

Photo by DOTr

Berroya, an Arroyo general, is new LRTA administrator

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:18 PM

One of the favorite generals of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Reynaldo Berroya is back in harness

YOUNGEST TRAIN. LRT2 is the youngest of the three mass elevated railway lines in Metro Manila. File photo by Sky Author/Wikimedia

LRT-1 offers free rides on New Year’s day

Dec 30, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Rides will be free to passengers from 7 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 7 pm on Sunday January 1

Photo courtesy of Light Rail Manila Corporation

MRT-LRT common station to be done in 2.5 years – DOTr

Dec 22, 2016 - 9:40 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the signing of the compromise agreement on the common station is expected before 2016 ends

HAMPERING MASS TRANSIT. The stay order on the transfer of the site of the common station is barring the construction of the MRT7 and design work for the common station project that has been bundled with the LRT1 Cavite Extension project. SM North City EDSA and TriNoma photos from Ramon F. Velasquez

2016 Christmas schedules for LRT, MRT, PNR

Dec 05, 2016 - 1:30 PM

2nd UPDATE Here s a list of operating hours of public train systems in December

Free LRT1 rides for senior citizens, PWDs this Christmas

Dec 04, 2016 - 9:40 PM

The free rides will be available on all weekends and holidays from December 3 2016 to January 8 2017 in all LRT1 stations

EXTENSION. The LRT1 has an average daily ridership of 400,000 commuters from Baclaran in Pasay City to Roosevelt in Quezon City. Screenshot from Rappler

Tugade accepts DOTr Undersecretary Kintanar's resignation

Nov 23, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Kintanar a former Ayala executive says he would like to give Tugade a free hand in addressing misconceptions or doubts as to the impartiality and independence of the DOTr

'FREE HAND'. Being a former executive director of AC and a former chief operating officer of AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, some lawmakers have called him out for a possible conflict of interest. Photo from Kintanar's LinkedIn account

Alvarez: No improvement in traffic, trains after 100 days under Duterte

Oct 03, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Despite dismay over traffic Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez still praises President Rodrigo Duterte for his overall performance during his first 100 days in office

NOT ENOUGH? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is unhappy with how the Duterte administration is moving to address traffic so far. File photos by Rappler

Deal reached: LRT-MRT common station between SM North, TriNoma

Sep 27, 2016 - 3:55 PM

A memorandum of understanding is set to be signed on Wednesday September 28

HAMPERING MASS TRANSIT. The stay order on the transfer of the site of the common station is barring the construction of MRT7 and design work for the common station project that has been bundled with LRT1 Cavite Extension project. SM North City EDSA and TriNoma Mall photos from Ramon F. Velasquez

With emergency powers, lighter Metro Manila traffic by 2019

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Emergency powers will allow the faster implementation of over P207 billion worth of infrastructure projects to ease traffic transportation officials say

FASTER IMPLEMENTATION. Transportation Undersecretary Noel Kintanar says emergency powers will help the department implement faster its over P207-billion worth of infrastructure projects. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Duterte admin revives plan to build Metro Manila subway

Aug 18, 2016 - 2:20 PM

This would have been the most expensive public private partnership PPP deal implemented under former president Benigno Aquino III s administration

1ST SUBWAY. The current administration says the subway PPP deal is being revisited because 'there is demand for the service.' Graphics by Nina Martinez/Rappler

Beep cards expand to tollways

Aug 11, 2016 - 11:14 AM

AF Payments Incorporated starts its limited public trial on accepting beep cards as payment at CAVITEX for the toll fees of Class 1 vehicles

TOLLWAYS. AF Payments says beep cards can be purchased or reloaded at the Parañaque Customer Service Center during the public trial phase. Rappler file photo

Tugade: Train fares, tollway fees will not go up

Aug 10, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade also allays fears involving the granting of emergency powers vowing there will be no arbitrariness or whimsical approaches