Just as commuters in the metropolis are still feeling the good tidings of Christmas with the recent decision to lower jeepney fares, not to mention a possible lowered fares for taxis and AUVs, there is an impending yang to this present yin as the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) announced an increase in the fares for the metropolitan mass transit lines operated by the LRTA (Lines 1 and 2) and MRTC (Line 3 or the EDSA line) effective January 4, 2015.
image of a Line 1 gen 3 train from Skyscrapercity
image of a Line 2 train courtesy of LRTA
image of a Line 3 courtesy of Rappler
The new rates would peg a trip from Roosevelt to Baclaran to P30 from the original P20 via Line 1, Santolan in Pasig to Recto in Manila at P28 from P15 via Line 2, and North Avenue to Taft Avenue at P28 from P15 via Line 3. If you use a stored value card though, you get a P1 discount on the fares.
the new Line 1 fare rates matrix (courtesy of Skyscrapercity)
the new Line 2 fare rates matrix (courtesy of Skyscrapercity)
the new Line 3 fare rates matrix (courtesy of Skyscrapercity)
What a way to start the year, right? Continue reading