LRT-1 Cavite Extension now at 60% completion

12 August 21, MANILA, Philippines – Phase 1 of the 11.7 km LRT-1 Cavite Extension project is now 60% complete with girder covering the entire stretch of Dr. Santos Station to Pacific Avenue near Asiaworld Station.

Recent construction activities include the launching of pi-girders through above-ground launcher along CAVITEX near Paranaque bridge. The installation of pi-girders will continue along Pacific Avenue which will require closure of both northbound and southbound carriageways from August 16 – 19, 2021 (10PM – 4AM).’

LRMC launches LRT-1 Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat themed train

5 August 2021, MANILA, Philippines, — Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) unveils today a special LRT-1 themed train aimed at championing the country’s vaccination program against COVID-19.

The themed train bears the Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat campaign of the Taskforce T3 (Test, Trace, Treat), a multi-sectoral public-private consortium of companies and organizations including LRMC, which are working closely with the government to drive up COVID-19 vaccine confidence and speed up the country’s recovery.

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.