30 June 2021, Manila, PHILIPPINES – In line with its mission to provide a seamless and convenient journey for Filipino commuters, LRT-1 private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has announced a new partnership with the country’s leading app-based motorcycle taxi ride-sharing service Angkas to beat Metro Manila traffic.
In an exclusive promotion, LRMC has designated select LRT-1 stations with visible, easy-to-find signages as official pick-up and drop-off points for commuters taking Angkas. Angkas passengers riding to or from participating LRT-1 stations can avail of a Php 15 discount (valid for 3 rides) when they use the following codes to book either as pick-up or drop-off areas:
PARTICIPATING LRT-1 STATIONS & PROMO CODES
LRT-1 Baclaran: LRT1BCLN
LRT-1 EDSA: LRT1EDSA
LRT-1 Gil Puyat: LRT1GPYT
LRT-1 Pedro Gil: LRT1PGIL
LRT-1 Monumento: LRT1MNMTO
The Angkas discount will be automatically deducted from the final fare. Promotion period for this will be from 1 July – 31 October 2021.
“Through this partnership, we are promoting the use of public transport as an efficient way of going around Metro Manila. As we continue to upgrade the transportation system in Metro Manila, we have the opportunity to work together and integrate different modes of public transport for a seamless and convenient experience. We are glad to be partnering with Angkas for this initiative toward making public transit systems work to benefit the lives of our countrymen,” said LRMC President and CEO Juan F. Alfonso.
“This latest partnership that we have with the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) underscores our stern commitment to provide solutions to the mobility problems of daily commuters. We are grateful to the LRT1 management for recognizing the motorcycle taxi industry as a strong ally of commuters amid traffic and road congestion.
Angkas will continue to be here to serve the Filipino by providing safe, affordable, and agile transportation. We always look forward to working hand in hand with the government and private sectors so we can give commuters the support they need especially in important transit points like the LRT1. This is another big step towards inclusive mobility and economic recovery,” said George Royeca, Angkas Co-Founder and Chief Transport Advocate.
Commuters can download the Angkas mobile app to book their rides, as well as the LRT-1 ikotMNL app which provides information that they need for LRT-1 trips, such as fare tables, train status, important announcements. Both mobile apps are available for download for free on Google Play and Apple App Store.
LRMC is a joint venture company of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation’s Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation (MPLRC), Ayala Corporation’s AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (AC Infra), and the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure’s Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) PTE Ltd. (MIHPL). It assumed operations and maintenance of LRT-1 in September 2015 through a PHP 65-billion 32-year concession agreement with the Department of Transportation and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA). LRT-1 has ISO certifications for Quality & Environmental Management Systems (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001).