LRMC wins Silver Stevie® Award in 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

15 July 2021, Manila, PHILIPPINES – Private operator of LRT-1 Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the COVID-19 Response category in the eighth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

LRMC won in the COVID-19 Response category: Most Valuable Corporate Response for its initiatives during the pandemic to ensure the well-being of its employees, customers, and communities.

LRMC ties up with Angkas for exclusive fare discount

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.

LRMC achieves milestone of 15 million safe man-hours

28 June 2021, Manila, PHILIPPINES – Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), the private operator of LRT-1, has reached another milestone of 15 million safe man-hours without a Lost Time Injury or LTI among its employees.

LTI is an injury suffered by an employee on the job which results in a fatality, permanent disability, or time lost from work. This reference is recognized globally as a key indicator of a company’s safety performance.

LRT-1 deploys new e-tap loading kiosks

28 May 2021, Manila, PHILIPPINES – Contactless transactions have become part of the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Private operator of LRT-1 Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has deployed sixty-five (65) e-tap loading kiosks to all LRT-1 stations as part of its initiatives to promote a safer and more convenient commute for the riding public. ​

LRMC and DOST-MIRDC ink knowledge-sharing partnership on rail technology

23 April 2021, Manila, PHILIPPINES – Sharing their knowledge in commercial business management and expertise in technical operations and development, respectively, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) and the Department of Science and Technology – Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) have entered into a new partnership to create a more efficient rail system that would make mobility and transportation better for Filipinos. 

In a memorandum of understanding signed by both parties on 21 April 2021 in a virtual signing ceremony, LRMC and DOST-MIRDC have agreed to perform specific functions to achieve a common goal of sustaining the improvements in the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) system.

No LRT-1 operations on April 17-18, 24-25

13 April 2021, Manila, PHILIPPINES – The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) announces the temporary suspension of LRT-1 operations for two weekends in April 2021 to continue the maintenance works needed for a better and improved LRT-1 experience.

The shutdown on April 17 – 18 and April 24 – 25, 2021 (Saturday & Sunday) will allow LRMC to complete the remaining maintenance and rehabilitation works started during the Holy Week. The works to be carried out during this period would cover the maintenance of trains, stations, and various systems including the scheduled replacement of overhead catenary wires. The additional days will also accelerate the preparations needed for the commercial use of the new Generation-4 train sets in Q4 2021.

LRMC increases LRT-1 speed to 60kph

5 April 2021, Manila, PHILIPPINES – Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has secured a safety certification from a reputable international testing facility that the LRT-1 can now lift the restriction of 40 kilometers per hour (kph) and safely run at a faster speed.

The LRT-1 will run at a maximum speed of 60 kph beginning 5 April 2021 as LRMC has completed all relevant improvement activities needed for the 36-year-old railway system. This will result in a shorter trip time from Baclaran to Balintawak (vice-versa) and increase the daily number of trips made by LRT-1 trains. The reduced travel time will allow passengers to reach their destinations in the soonest possible time.

LRMC implements adjusted LRT-1 operating hours

28 March 2021, Manila, PHILIPPINES – In support of the government’s announcement of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) will implement a new schedule for the last train service on March 29 and 30, 2021.

LRT-1 will be operating from 4:30AM until 9:30PM (Northbound) and until 9:45PM (Southbound) on March 29 – 30. The adjusted schedule for the last train is in consideration of the government’s curfew from 6PM – 5AM and will allow LRT-1 Operations personnel to prepare and travel home safely.

Celebrating the #WomenofLRT1

Every year around the world, March 8 is celebrated as the International Women’s Day serving as a tribute, a platform, and a call for concrete, sustainable, and inclusive actions towards gender equality. At the height of the global pandemic, many women frontliners bravely took on the challenge of playing important roles in helping the country navigate through the new normal. Displaying resilience amidst unsettling conditions and determination to continue providing quality service despite tougher struggles, women have continuously shown power to lead and thrive even in a difficult situation.

LRMC announces LRT-1 2021 Holy Week schedule

23 March 2021, MANILA, Philippines – In order to facilitate necessary upgrades and continuous improvements tothe LRT-1 system, private operator and maintenance provider Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) is announcing a temporary suspension of LRT-1 operations from March 31 (Holy Wednesday) to April 4, 2021 (Easter Sunday) for its annual maintenance. LRT-1 will continue to be operational on March 29 and 30 following its regular service hours.