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‘Beep’ Cards coming to a metro railway near you

Starting later this month, passengers of Metro Manila’s railway systems can enjoy a new single unified ticketing system.

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Called ‘Beep’ Cards, this is set to eventually replace all machine-fed cards and will be used as ticketing for Manila’s LRT-1, Aurora Boulevard’s LRT-2, and EDSA’s MRT-3 trains. Tickets are now accessed using Near-Field Communications (NFC) technology, creating beep sounds for every successful tap transaction.

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Aside from single-journey tickets which are marked in specific colors — Yellow for MRT-3, Blue for LRT-2, and Green for LRT-1 — there will also be options for stored value cards. Unlike present-day ones where it is fed back to turnstiles once the load has all been used up, beep stored value cards are reloadable and has a maximum shelf life of up to four years, and has a maximum value of Php 10,000. There will also be additional ticketing stations for reloading and purchasing tickets aside from the now-present teller stations.

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Currently, final tests are being conducted at LRT 2 stations for implementation and full operation starting later this month. MRT-3 will soon follow after a month after, and the LRT-1 in July. It will then be expanded further into other modes of point-of-sale transactions and transportation segments such as retail shops, taxis, and convenience stores.

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  • Poh Panda

    kailan ba start nito?

    sabi on lrt 2 station mayo daw and yet still not present parin haha

    • Most likely end of month na sir. Nasa final testing na yung mga ticketing machines nung nakita namin sa LRT2.

      • Poh Panda

        Disadvantage po nito. less time delay for passengers buying tickets. Siguro overcrowded yan mas lalo :(….

        • We'll see about that. Off-peak season naman ngayon since June/August pa papasok yung mga estudyante so medyo magaan foot traffic ngayon sa LRT2. 🙂