LRT2 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on LRT2

ARTICLE FINDER

LRT2 resumes operations after collision injured 34

May 19, 2019 - 9:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Light Rail Transit Line 2 is investigating the unprecedented train collision

COLLISION. Two LRT2 trains collide between the Cubao and Anonas station in Quezon City on May 18, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LRT2, MRT3 give free rides to war veterans from April 5 to 11

Apr 02, 2019 - 2:38 PM

(UPDATED) The free ride is also valid for one companion

FREE RIDES. The Light Rail Transit Authority and Metro Rail Transit Line 3 will give free rides to Filipino war veterans.

Free train, P2P rides on Independence Day 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 2:15 PM

(UPDATED) The PNR, MRT3, and LRT Lines 1 and 2 will give free rides on Independence Day during select times. Certain P2P bus routes will also be free.

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

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

Alternating road closures along Marcos Highway due to LRT2 construction

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Private contractor DMCI Holdings, Incorporated will begin on Sunday, February 25, its construction of the coping beam at the LRT2 Emerald Station in Cainta, Rizal

MMDA reroutes PUVs in bid to ease Marcos Highway traffic

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Public utility vehicles are now prohibited from loading and unloading passengers in front of Robinsons Metro East and Sta Lucia East Grand Mall

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

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

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

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

Beep card reloading now available at Bayad Center outlets

Jun 07, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The beep cards used on the MRT3 and LRT Lines 1 and 2 may now be reloaded at select Bayad Center outlets

RELOADING OPTIONS. The tap-and-go beep cards may now be reloaded at select Bayad Center outlets. Photo from beep card Facebook page

LRT2 resumes operation after 3-hour disruption

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:52 AM

UPDATED The mass transit line was on limited operation on Tuesday morning March 8 stranding hundreds of passengers for about 3 hours

LRT lines mismanaged while officials got millions in illegal incentives – COA

Jan 12, 2016 - 8:29 PM

The Light Rail Transit Authority paid employees over P400M from 2007 to 2011 while it entered into questionable deals with contractors that did not deliver

MISMANAGED. COA says the Light Rail Transit Authority mismanaged LRT Lines 1 and 2 while receiving over P400 million in unauthorized allowances from 2007 to 2011. Graphic by Nico Villarete/Rappler

beep™ cards now fully operational on MRT3, LRT1, LRT2

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:57 PM

The consortium behind the PPP project hopes the card’s interoperability feature will offer some improvement to the overall commuting experience

Unified ticketing system to go live on MRT3 starting October 3

Sep 24, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Train passengers won t have to fall in line twice to buy a new ticket when they transfer lines

NEW TECHNOLOGY. Personnel from AF Payments and the LRTA teach commuters how to buy and reload the new tap-and-go beep™ cards using ticket vending machines. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Tap-and-go beep cards fully operational on LRT1

Sep 21, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Passengers can now use the new contactless beep™ smart cards on both northbound and southbound lines of the LRT

SMART CARDS. A commuter tries out the new ticket vending machines at the LRT2 Legarda station. Rappler photo

How a brief thunderstorm can cause horrendous Metro traffic

Sep 11, 2015 - 6:57 PM

With inadequate pumps and drains even brief heavy rain can turn Metro Manila into a swimming pool bringing traffic to a halt transportation experts say

NIGHTMARE. With September 8, 2015 downpour, 4 flights are delayed, LRT2 trains reduced to 5, MRT3 tunnel between Buendia and Ayala flooded, and thousands of commuters and motorists were stranded. Photos by Analette Abesamis/Rappler

Limited operations: LRT2 power cable struck by lightning

Sep 05, 2015 - 8:36 PM

UPDATED Full operations will resume once the power system is restored says the LRTA

LIMITED OPERATION. LRT operations are limited from the Cubao to Santolan stations beginning early evening of September 5, 2015. File photo by Sky Author/ Wikipedia

DOTC to start dry run of LRT2 Masinag extension traffic plan

Aug 28, 2015 - 6:57 PM

The proposed traffic management plan of the transportation department is seen to ease expected heavy traffic in Marikina Cainta and Antipolo due to the LRT2 extension project

TRAFFIC CONGESTION. Once construction is in full swing, the 3.9-kilometer stretch will reduce lanes for traffic to four from 5. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

LRT1 starts trial run of unified ticketing scheme August 16

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Starting Sunday commuters can buy and use the new contactless beep cards on the southbound line of the LRT1

FIRST USERS. A woman tries the new contactless beep card at the LRT2 Legarda station. Photo from the Twitter account of LRTA spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

Senior citizens, PWDs to register for discounted 'tap and go’ cards

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Those who still have the magnetic stored value tickets can refund the remaining value of their cards in all LRT1 stations from August 8 to 15

Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Earthquake tips for train commuters

Jul 26, 2015 - 4:41 PM

Would you know what to do if you were inside a moving train during an earthquake?

New unified LRT-MRT ticket: September rollout eyed for LRT1

Jul 23, 2015 - 9:58 AM

The new unified ticketing scheme will be implemented in more LRT2 stations within the next two weeks while the southbound side of LRT1 is expected to go live by September

MINOR GLITCHES. The transportation department calls the LRT2 unified ticketing scheme limited public trial a success, as minor glitches only involved the ticket vending machines (TVMs), such as the rejection of old and very crumpled peso bills. No major issues were experienced at the new turnstiles. Photo from LRT Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera's Twitter account

DOTC to expand LRT, MRT unified ticketing scheme in 2 weeks

Jul 21, 2015 - 4:31 PM

The agency says it is working on the minor glitches encountered by passengers during the trial run of the automated fare collection system

Trial run of LRT, MRT unified ticketing scheme starts July 20

Jul 17, 2015 - 5:24 PM

UPDATED LRT2 becomes the first Philippine commuter train to use smart card technology in its ticketing system

FIRST USERS. A woman tries the new contactless beep card at the LRT2 Legarda station. Photo from the Twitter account of LRTA spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

PH gov't opens bid for design of LRT2 West Extension

Jul 08, 2015 - 12:16 PM

By 2019 LRT2 will run from Masinag in Antipolo City all the way to Pier 4 area in Manila City

LRT2 East, West extension projects to be completed in 2019

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:12 PM

It is expected to cater daily to an additional 75 000 passengers from the densely populated areas of Rizal province

LRT2 East extension project groundbreaking set on June 9

Jun 08, 2015 - 2:27 PM

The P2 27B civil works for the project is eyed to be completed by third quarter 2017

Delayed: Rollout of LRT, MRT automated ticketing system

May 25, 2015 - 1:52 PM

UPDATED AF Payments Inc says the system rollout has been pushed back as end to end testing is ongoing in all stations

NEDA Board approves LRT2 west extension project

May 19, 2015 - 8:38 PM

The board chaired by President Benigno Aquino III also approves projects on irrigation fire safety and local development

Tutuban Center will be common station for North-South rail project

Apr 01, 2015 - 7:53 PM

DOTC is also eyeing to extend LRT2 for seamless transfer of passengers from the Tutuban station of the rail project

Ayala Corporation finalizes post-Aquino investment plan

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:42 PM

The listed conglomerate is gearing up its commitment for major power and infrastructure projects before President Aquino steps down from office

Aboitiz-led joint venture to build PH’s largest water supply facility

Mar 18, 2015 - 5:19 PM

The agreement with the Davao City Water District is worth P10B and is seen to benefit more than 1 million residents of the city

DOTC awards LRT consultancy contract to Japanese group

Mar 09, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The group will undertake the P602 7 M consultancy contract for the LRT extension projects

4 consortiums prequalify for LRT2 bid

Feb 16, 2015 - 4:46 PM

The groups of local and foreign firms will vie for the operations and maintenance of the mass rail transit system by the 3rd quarter 2015

DMCI bags P2.27B LRT2 viaduct construction project

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The government gives the construction firm 18 months to complete the viaduct or elevated gateway for the mass transit railway system s east extension

Is the MRT/LRT #farehike fair?

Jan 05, 2015 - 6:44 AM

Join the @MovePH Twitter conversation using the hashtag farehike

Added fare, added burden

Jan 04, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Some MRT and LRT train passengers want to experience improvements in the system and facilities before the government implements fare hikes

FARE MATRIX. In DOTC's Department Order No. 2014-014, the uniform distance-based fare scheme for all 3 train lines – or an P11 ($0.25*) base fare plus P1 ($0.0223) per kilometer. All photos by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Grace Poe: Stop 'insensitive' MRT, LRT fare hike

Dec 22, 2014 - 12:12 PM

The senator who has led a probe into the state of the MRT3 says the hike is an ‘added insult and an injustice to the suffering of the riding public’

Photo by Mick Basa

MRT, LRT fare hikes to take effect January 4

Dec 20, 2014 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED The DOTC approves the increase in fares for the 3 major train lines in Metro Manila after several years of deferment

FARE HIKES. The DOTC approves the fare hikes for the two lines of the LRT and the MRT-3, which takes effect on January 4. LRT image via Shutterstock, MRT photo by Jay Directo/AFP

LRT, MRT on limited operations Dec 24 and 31

Dec 20, 2014 - 5:14 PM

These mass transit lines are on shortened operations during the eve of Christmas and New Year while MMDA suspends the number coding scheme for 13 days

Ruby: MRT, LRT, PNR operations end early Monday

Dec 08, 2014 - 1:22 PM

UPDATED Railway services in Metro Manila will be cut short Monday December 8 in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Ruby Hagupit

File/AFP

Ty’s conglomerate eyes transportation, infrastructure

Nov 14, 2014 - 12:20 PM

George Ty’s GT Capital Holdings Inc is looking into LRT2 and the Laguna Lakeshore expressway project

Bidders seek LRT2 turnover before 2016 polls

Oct 21, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Bidders fear a political transition might hamper the project turnover if done after a new administration assumes office in 2016

TRAIN EXTENSION. There are plans to extend the LRT2 all the way to Manila port area. Photo from the PPP Center

Free LRT ride for seniors on October 4

Oct 03, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Seniors or those aged 60 and above can ride for free the whole day on the LRT lines on October 4 in celebration of Elderly Filipino Week

LRT1. Train photo from the LRTA official Facebook page

Conglomerates eye LRT2 project

Sep 30, 2014 - 12:21 PM

Bidders have until November 20 to submit the pre qualification documents

LRTA slashes budget for LRT2 maintenance contract

Sep 23, 2014 - 10:51 PM

The Light Rail Transit Authority also moves the bidding deadline from September 24 to October 17