IN THE KNOW: Fare increases in Metro Manila
In October last year, Transportation Secretary Jose Emilio Abaya announced that fare increases in Metro Manila’s overhead train systems would likely take effect in 2013.
Abaya later said in a Senate hearing on his department’s 2013 budget that there would be no fare hikes in the two Light Railway Transit (LRT) systems and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) until their services and facilities had been improved.
The fare increases were originally approved in January 2011, but President Aquino ordered the implementation deferred as prices of other key commodities rose at the time.
Single-journey tickets under the new fare system will be sold only at P15, P20 and P25 denominations for the MRT and LRT Line 2. An additional P30 denomination will be added for the longer LRT Line 1. Inquirer Research
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