LRT, MRT ticket machines starts accepting new coins
Ticket vending machines (TVMs) at all railway transit systems in Metro Manila are now accepting newly-designed coins circulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Tuesday that newly-designed P1, P5 and P10 coins can now be used to purchase tickets at TVMs at the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2, as well as at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3.
“AF Payments, Inc. (AFPI), the company that introduced and manages the self-service TVMs, started the recalibration process as early as January this year,” the DOTr said in a statement.
“The entire process, which took three months, included the delivery of new coins to Manchester, United Kingdom for firmware development. This was subsequently followed by a series of software testing,” it said.
The AFPI, in a statement in January, announced that TVMs would start accepting the new coins in March. The DOTr, however, said the recalibration of TVMs was only completed on April 16, Monday.
The BSP had started circulating the newly-designed coins late 2017. /je
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