Private operator of LRT-1 Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) recently presented proof of concept for its QR Ticketing Project, together with AF Payments Inc (AFPI), to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA). This initiative is to support the company’s digitalization strategy and boost its Tap2Ride contactless commuting campaign as a safer way to travel.
Once the project is approved, QR tickets can serve as viable alternative to Single Journey Tickets (SJTs) and may be purchased via mobile apps such as BPI Mobile, PayMaya, and GCash, where the commuter can enter details of trip that include origin, destination, route, and pay the corresponding fare amount. QR tickets will be scanned by the QR acceptance terminals installed at select entry and exit gates of LRT-1 stations. The target implementation is in Q1 2022.
In photo: Present during the QR Ticketing Project proof of concept demo at LRT-1 Central Terminal and Carriedo Station were (L-R) GCash Account Manager for Transport Niño Ong, AF Payments Inc. Head of Solutions Development Johann Diaz, LRTA Transport Operations Supervisor Chief A (TOS CA) Gil Carlos Monteclaro, LRMC Head of AFCS John Philip Delos Santos, LRMC Head of Operations Andrea Madrid, and LRTA Transport Operations Supervisor B (TOS – B) Ulysses Perez.
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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 is Metro Manila’s ISO-certified train system.