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Attention, commuters: Here are the LRT-1, LRT-2 fare hikes that will be implemented in August

By Melanie Uson Published Jun 19, 2023 2:51 pm

Heads up, commuters: LRT-1 and LRT-2 operators will begin implementing fare hikes starting Aug. 2.

On Monday, June 19, the Department of Transportation announced a new fare matrix showing a P2.29 increase as a starting fare (P13.29 from P11), with an additional 21 centavos for every kilometer (P1.21 from P1) traveled at the LRT-1 and LRT-2.

Here's the new LRT-1 fare matrix that will take effect in August:

The fare adjustments at the LRT-2 are as follows:

“We at the Department of Transportation believe that this fare adjustment will contribute to maintaining affordable mass transportation services for the two commuter-train lines,” Asec. Jorgette Aquino said

According to Aquino, LRTA plans to allocate about P110 million for its maintenance, operating expenses, and repairs of the rail systems and facilities.