Light Rail Transit Line 1 - updates

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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

NAIA Consortium wants to link airport to Metro Manila Subway, LRT1

Mar 21, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Part of the consortium's proposal is a transit system or 'people mover' that would connect the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to the planned Metro Manila Subway and existing Light Rail Transit Line 1

PEOPLE MOVER. A Philippine consortium teams up with Singapore's Changi Airports, which would provide technical support in master planning, operations optimization, and commercial development. Image from Aboitiz Corporate Communications

Construction of LRT1 Cavite extension to start mid-2018

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:50 PM

LRT1 operator Light Rail Manila Corporation also says there will be no fare hike surprises as the train system is upgraded and expanded

EXTENSION. Light Rail Manila took over the operations, maintenance, and extension of LRT1 in September 2015, after bagging the P64.9-billion ($1.36-billion) LRT1 Cavite Extension deal. Photo by Mick Basa/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

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

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

LRT1 operator offers compromise on pending fare hike

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Light Rail Manila Corporation suggests that the government subsidize the pending fare hike stipulated in the concession agreement

HIKE OR SUBSIDIZE? Stipulated in the concession agreement, the pending fare increase on LRT1, which should have taken effect on August 1, 2016, will push fees '5% higher' than they were in January 2015. File photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

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

LRT1 operator's promise: 25-minute ride from Cavite to Makati by 2021

May 04, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Light Rail Transit Line 1 LRT1 operator Light Rail Manila Corporation LRMC targets to finish the Cavite Extension project by 2021

LRT1 GOES TO CAVITE. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade asked Light Rail Manila to expedite the construction of the LRT1 Cavite Extension project and asked if they can finish it by 2020 instead of 2021. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

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

A Brown, MTD Philippines team up for new PNR East-West Rail proposal

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Systra Philippines – a member of France based rail expert Systra Group – is providing technical assistance for A Brown s consortium

LRT-MRT CONNECTION. The East-West Rail Project was prepared by East-West Rail Transit Corporation, a group formed by A Brown and Private Equity Investment and Development Corporation. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

LRT1 fare hike delayed as gov't seeks 'win-win solution'

Aug 08, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The transportation department says it will try to further postpone the fare hike which was supposed to have taken effect August 1

'WIN-WIN.' Transportation Spokesperson Cherie Mercado says the department to talk with the LRT1 operator to come up with a win-win solution. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Trial run: LRT1 to extend operating hours for a month

Jul 07, 2016 - 3:05 PM

If the test run will show an interest from the public then we would be pleased to do a more detailed study to make it permanent the chief of Light Rail Manila says

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

LRT6 PPP bidding postponed

Mar 04, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The postponement is due to the prospective bidders request for an extension the transportation department says

Engineers racing to fix LRT1

Feb 27, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Aiming to rehabilitate and upgrade the 20 stations of the dilapidated Light Rail Transit Line 1 in 18 months over 1 200 engineers and staff are preparing for the future

Elections bring uncertainty to LRT6 project

Feb 15, 2016 - 5:19 PM

San Miguel and Metro Pacific raise concerns on the timing of the project which is caught in the transition to a new government in June

DELAYS? Interested bidders for LRT6 raise concerns on the timeline of the bidding process as presidential elections in May nears

San Miguel, MPIC want LRT6 PPP project

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Interested companies have until March 4 to submit prequalification documents for the railway PPP deal

SET SIGHTS. Just a few days before the pre-qualification conference of the LRT6 PPP project, two firms have expressed their interest

Light Rail Manila signs P24B-loan for LRT1 Cavite extension

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:54 PM

French rail makers Bouygues Travaux Publics and Alstom Transport Private Limited will help the Light Rail Manila Consortium build the LRT1 Cavite extension

HOUNDED BY DELAYS. The group of Ayala and MPIC in 2014 bagged the P64.9-billion deal to extend LRT-1 from Baclaran to Bacoor, Cavite

Government to pay contractor P1.8B for unmet obligations

Jan 15, 2016 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED But the PPP Center says the amount is not yet finalized

HOUNDED BY DELAYS. The group of Ayala and MPIC in 2014 bagged the P64.9-billion deal to extend LRT-1 from Baclaran to Bacoor, Cavite

Nazareno 2016: LRT1 prepares for influx of passengers

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:36 AM

At least 100 000 additional riders are expected to take the LRT1 which has a regular daily passenger flow of 400 000

CATHOLIC FAITHFUL. Millions of devotees join the procession of an image of Jesus Christ in the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Rehabilitation of LRT1 stations to start in December

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:51 PM

All LRT1 passenger stations will be improved to enhance accessibility safety and security of commuters the Light Rail Manila Consortium says

IMPROVEMENTS. Light Rail Manila Corporation will start rehabilitating Doroteo Jose station in December 2015. All photos from Light Rail Manila Corporation

DOTC to increase LRT1 capacity by 2018

Oct 16, 2015 - 1:54 PM

The transportation department invites Japanese companies to bid for the procurement of 120 new light rail vehicles for LRT1

JICA-BACKED. The bidding of the new light rail vehicles for LRT1 will be exclusive to Japanese-led companies

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

LRTA fails to turn over 100 operational coaches

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:43 PM

The consortium of Ayala Corporation Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Macquarie says The real benefit of an improved train system will not be felt by the riding public immediately

LONG WAIT. Private concessionaire Light Rail Manila Consortium says "the real benefit of an improved train system will not be felt by the riding public immediately"

MPIC, Ayala promise uninterrupted LRT1 operations

Aug 26, 2015 - 11:09 AM

The group led by Metro Pacific Investment Corporation and Ayala Corporation says it is ready to take over the operations and maintenance of Light Rail Transit Line 1 LRT1 on September 5

TAKEOVER. Construction of the LRT1 extension from Baclaran in Parañaque City to Bacoor in Cavite is seen to be completed by May 2019

LRT1: Paper tickets will still be used

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The new tap and go beep™ cards will go live on the southbound line of the LRT1 starting Sunday but commuters can still opt to pay for their trips using paper tickets

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

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

No LRT1 fare hike under Aquino's watch – Abaya

Aug 06, 2015 - 5:28 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says his successor will determine whether or not to implement a fare hike

NO HIKE. The government will compensate Light Rail Manila Consortium for the remaining rail tariff committed to the consortium, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says

LRT1 to stop selling magnetic tickets starting August 8

Aug 06, 2015 - 4:58 PM

The old magnetic system will be decommissioned in preparation for the new contactless system which has been undergoing public tests at Line 2 of the LRT

Fare hike again? Lawmakers want to study LRT1 deal

Aug 05, 2015 - 4:17 PM

Transportation Undersecretary Jose Lotilla confirms a clause in the deal with LRMC that allows an LRT1 fare hike every two years but says the government has the prerogative to decide whether or not to enforce it

PROBLEM-RIDDEN TRAIN. Photo from the PPP Center   PPP Center

New MRT3 prototype train car to arrive in August

Jul 23, 2015 - 5:23 PM

DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says the delivery of new MRT3 prototype train car will result in lesser maintenance requirement for the ailing railway system

LESSER MAINTENANCE? This new MRT3 prototype train car will be delivered in the Philippines by August. Photos from DOTC

PH's PPP thrust: Work in progress

Jul 18, 2015 - 6:44 PM

UPDATED After 5 years since its kickoff in 2010 did the flagship public private partnership program of President Benigno Aquino III meet expectations?

PPP TRAFFIC JAM. 41-year-old Celina Garcia is just one of the millions Filipino motorists and commuters who find getting around Metro Manila more time-consuming than ever. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

UNA hits LP over LRT collision, transport problems

May 23, 2015 - 3:13 PM

The UNA statement comes after two trains of the LRT Line 1 collide in Monumento Caloocan City Saturday morning May 2

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

DOTC to bid out LRT6 project in Q3

May 06, 2015 - 8:20 PM

The Light Rail Transit line extension from Bacoor to Dasmariñas City Cavite is expected to be operational by 2021

ROLLOUT. The Transportation department hopes to secure final green light next month to start the auction of the Light Rail Transit Line 6 Project. Photo from the PPP Center

Study to extend P65B LRT1 to Dasma out soon

Feb 09, 2014 - 5:12 PM

The Cavite extension project will increase the span of LRT 1 from 20 7 kilometers to 32 4 km and serve around 4 million residents

File photo of LRT 1 courtesy of the PPP Center.

Why delays in LRT-1-Cavite bidding process matter

Sep 30, 2012 - 11:31 PM

The bidding process for the largest single ticket project in President Aquino s infrastructure portfolio the extension of LRT Line 1 to Cavite is delayed again

EXTENSION. The proposed alignment will add an The railway project will extend the existing 20.7-kilometer LRT Line 1 system 11.7 kilometers southwards to Bacoor, Cavite. Photo courtesy of the Public-Private Partnership Center.

Deadline for submission of LRT-1 bid docs moved

Aug 17, 2012 - 6:04 PM

The government extended the deadline by one more month for the submission of bidding documents for the P60 billion LRT 1 project