Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) today announced that LRT-1 commuters will get free rides on peak hours of January 1, 2018.
From 7:00-9:00 AM and 5:00-7:00 PM on New Year’s Day, beepTM stored value card (SVC) holders can use their existing SVC to avail free ride without charge to their purse load, while single journey ticket (SJT) holders shall be issued cards with zero fare amount.
SVC users can proceed directly to the entry gates of origin station and tap-in to enter. Passengers can enter even if current load is zero, as no purse load amount is required in SVCs during the free ride period.
Meanwhile, SJT users can approach any teller’s booth where they will be issued SJT cards.
There will be no SJT issuances over the ticket vending machines (TVM) during the peak hour free ride periods. TVMs in full-service mode during free ride periods will be able to process regular SVC initial purchase and top-up transactions only and will not be considered free and shall be paid by the passenger.
LRMC is a joint venture company of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation (MPLRC), Ayala Corporation’s AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (AC Infra), and the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure’s Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) PTE Ltd. (MIHPL)