Light Rail Manila Corp. said the first phase of the LRT Cavite Extension is expected to start commercial operations by September 2024.
“The first five stations of the LRT Cavite Extension will start operations by September 2024,” LRMC president and chief executive Juan Alfonso told reporters.
This was a month earlier than the previous announcement of the company that the new line system would start operations by the fourth quarter of 2024.
The project is now 83-percent complete. As of March, the Redemptorist Station was at 56-percent completion rate, MIA Station at 61 percent, Asia World at 51 percent, Ninoy Aquino Station at 55 percent and Dr. Santos Station at 60 percent.
The remaining stations between Las Piñas and Niog are scheduled to become fully-operational by 2027.
The 11.7-kilometer, 8-station LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project will connect Baclaran in Parañaque City to Bacoor, Cavite.
LRMC and digital banking app Maya launched a QR ticketing system at the LRT Line 1 to address long queues and provide seamless travel for the commuting public.
“The LRT-1 QR Ticketing project marks a significant milestone in public transportation, where everyone can enjoy faster, safer and more convenient digital transactions,” said LRMC and Maya chairman Manuel Pangilinan.
“This end-to-end digitalization represents a turning point in modernizing our transportation system and promoting digital payments on a wider scale,” he said.
Commuters can conveniently purchase their single journey LRT-1 QR ticket using the Maya app and scan the generated QR ticket at the dedicated “Fast Lane” turnstiles located at all LRT-1 Stations- making the process quick, seamless and hassle-free.
LRT-1 QR Tickets powered by Beep may also be purchased through LRMC’s ikotMNL app, a first-of-its-kind in the Philippine railway industry that empowers commuters with better access to train information.
Through Maya Business, Maya enables the ikotMNL to accept digital payments from Maya, other e-wallets, banks, credit, debit, prepaid card and soon QR PH.