The approved new rates of MRT and LRT, the train systems in the metro, were approved as provisional fare hike but are still subject to public consultation. The fare hike will take effect this March 1.
The MRT line from Taft to North Avenue currently has the following fare matrix:
P10 – for the first 3 stations
P11 – for 4-5 stations
P12 – for 6-8 stations
P14 – for 9-11 stations
P15 – for 12 stations
The fare hike means a maximum of P28 on traveling the entire line of MRT from Taft to North Avenue.
On the other hand, this is the current fare matrix of the LRT lines:
P12 – for the first stations
P15 – for the rest of the line
Stored-value ticket holders are charged as follow:
P12 – for the first 4 stations
P13 – for 5-8 stations
P14 – for 9-12 stations
P15 – for 13-15 stations
As a result, traveling through LRT line 1 from Baclaran to Roosevelt will cost a passenger a maximum of P30. LRT line 2 from Recto to Santolan has a maximum fare of P25.
The fare hike is in line with the aim of the government to reduce the subsidies funded by the government for the operations of the train lines.