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Pilot Testing of new LRT Ticketing System starts today

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has started the pilot testing of the new ticketing system at LRT-2 Legarda Station.

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The modernized ticketing system – which makes use of a new card called “beep card” – is the first transport public-private partnership project (PPP) between DOTC and AF Payments who won the Php1.3 billion contract for the new Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) project.

Under the AFCS agreement, AF Payments will put up and maintain 731 gates, 138 ticket vending machines (TVM) and 212 point-of-sale devices on all LRT-1, LRT-2 and MRT-3 stations.

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During the pilot testing phase, a limited number of beep cards are only sold at LRT Legarda Station for Php20 through a designated window or the two ticket vending machines, but will be available on all LRT stations after the testing phase.

The new “beep cards” are embedded with microchips instead of magnetic stripe found on old cards. This will allow for a more seamless payment system for commuters, as well as extend the longevity of the card.

The beep cards are used as a stored value card and are valid for use up to 4 years. Commuters can purchase top-ups for their beep card ranging from Php12 (minimum) up to Php10,000 (maximum). Meanwhile, single journey tickets are available in Php15, Php20 and Php30 denominations.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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Billy Moe Co
Billy Moe Co
7 years ago

Dapat mala octopus card din parang sa HK. Hindi sya limited lang sa trains. Dapat pede rin sa buses,vendos at kung san pa pede i tap yan.

Amane
Amane
7 years ago

Php1.3 billion contract for the new Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) project? Isn’t it better if they used that to buy new trains instead?

Mr A
Reply to  Amane
7 years ago

It’s a PPP by the Government and Ayala-MVP deal. The government did not pay a single cent on this project.

www.kusina101.com
7 years ago

bago nga ticketing system, bulok naman mga tren. anong magagawa nyan sa tambak na tao tuwing umaga at rush hour? pwe!

klky
Reply to  www.kusina101.com
7 years ago

iwas delay sa mga tatanga tangang taong di marunong mag suksok ng card..

isipin mo kung 10 taong tanga sa pila di masuksok ung card nila, delay sila ng 20 secs, edi 3mins and 20 secs na agad nasayang sa oras mo..

kareage
kareage
Reply to  www.kusina101.com
7 years ago

Puro ka reklamo. Ano ba nagawa mong maganda sa Pinas? May mga iniimprove, nagrereklamo pa rin. Umalis ka sa Pinas di ka namin kailangan. Alis. tsupe. Pwe!

MAJ
MAJ
Reply to  www.kusina101.com
7 years ago

kung ang taong nasa unahan mo ay hindi marunong magsuksok ng card, turuan mo para mabawasan ang mga taong tanga….para masabi mo sa sarili mo na may magandang kang nagawa.

Easy E
Easy E
7 years ago

Rfid or nfc?

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