LRT-1 deploys new e-tap loading kiosks
Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has deployed sixty-five e-tap loading kiosks to all LRT-1 stations to promote a safer and convenient commute for the public.
According to LRMC, LRT-1 passengers can load their beep cards or Store Value Cards (SVC) independently, limiting face-to-face contact and the exchange of cash. Moreover, since beep cards are one of the widely used payment methods, it is convenient for other transportation modes such as Point-to-Point (P2P), Metro Manila city buses, and other modern PUVs.
“We at LRMC remain committed to finding solutions to improve our services every day. We take pride in knowing that what we do contributes to our society, not just through rail infrastructure improvements, but also through our steps towards making our transport sector at par with international standards and achieving integrated mobility. What we aim to create is an efficient and thriving ecosystem and community,” said Jacqueline Gorospe, LRMC Head of Corporate Communications and Customer Relations.
The e-tap kiosks will serve as an addition to the existing Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) used to buy/load SVCs and purchase Single Journey Tickets (SJTs). Additionally, LRT-1 stations also have the beep e-load machine, which are Over-The-Air (OTA) loading machines allowing cardholders to transfer load from a mobile wallet or debit accounts to their beep cards. There are also SVC extender machines used by passengers that extend the validity of their expired beep cards. Note that beep cards need to have a minimum balance of PHP 10 to be extended.