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LRT-1, LRT-2, MRT-3 to use ‘beep card’ starting Oct. 3

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 02:17 PM October 01, 2015
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Infographic on the advantages of the new beep card over the old tickets. Infographic from the Philippine Information agency

The newly-launched “tap and go” ticketing system known as “beep card” will be available in all three elevated railways in Metro Manila starting October 3.

In a statement on Thursday, Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) said the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) will start using beep card in all its stations on Saturday.

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READ: LRT ‘Beep card’ trial a success – DOTC

This means that the Light Rail Transit lines 1 and 2 and the MRT-3 will have a unified ticketing system.

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“The recently-launched beep cards and the new tap-and-go ticketing system will be activated at all MRT-3 stations this Saturday, October 3,” the DOTC said.

READ: ‘Beep’ card for convenience

DOTC said the new system will “help shorten queuing time for passengers.”

To use the beep card, commuters will need to purchase the card at any train station amounting to P100 with an initial load of P80.

Commuters can reload their beep card for as low as P11 and a maximum of P10, 000.

The unified ticketing system is part of the of the DOTC’s railway rehabilitation efforts after the government has drawn sharp criticisms from the public due to the several technical glitches of the three elevated railways. Nestor Corrales/RAM

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