Light Rail Transit Line 2 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Light Rail Transit Line 2


LRT2 suspends free morning rides for students

Oct 10, 2019 - 6:56 PM

'Schedule of free rides in the morning will resume once the full operation of the LRT2 system is restored,' the Light Rail Transit Line 2 announces

FREE RIDES. LRT2 has limited its free rides for students starting October 8, 2019. File photo by Sky Author/Wikimedia

LRT2 resumes operations after collision injured 34

May 19, 2019 - 9:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Light Rail Transit Line 2 is investigating the unprecedented train collision

COLLISION. Two LRT2 trains collide between the Cubao and Anonas station in Quezon City on May 18, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LRT2 trains collide between Cubao, Anonas stations

May 18, 2019 - 11:29 PM

(UPDATED) The Light Rail Transit Authority says it is investigating the collision

File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

MRT, LRT ticketing machines now accept new peso coins

Apr 17, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Commuters can already use the newly designed P1, P5, and P10 coins at ticket vending machines of the MRT3, LRT1, and LRT2

NEW COINS. The ticketing vending machine at MRT3 and LRT Lines 1 and 2 now accepts the newly-issued BSP coins. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Alternating road closures along Marcos Highway due to LRT2 construction

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Private contractor DMCI Holdings, Incorporated will begin on Sunday, February 25, its construction of the coping beam at the LRT2 Emerald Station in Cainta, Rizal

Coming in 2018: LRT2's Masinag and Emerald stations

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Set to be completed in August 2018 the two additional stations are designed to accommodate 80 000 more passengers daily during the first 5 years of operations

Unified ticketing system to go live on MRT3 starting October 3

Sep 24, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Train passengers won t have to fall in line twice to buy a new ticket when they transfer lines

NEW TECHNOLOGY. Personnel from AF Payments and the LRTA teach commuters how to buy and reload the new tap-and-go beep™ cards using ticket vending machines. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Tap-and-go beep cards fully operational on LRT1

Sep 21, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Passengers can now use the new contactless beep™ smart cards on both northbound and southbound lines of the LRT

SMART CARDS. A commuter tries out the new ticket vending machines at the LRT2 Legarda station. Rappler photo

How a brief thunderstorm can cause horrendous Metro traffic

Sep 11, 2015 - 6:57 PM

With inadequate pumps and drains even brief heavy rain can turn Metro Manila into a swimming pool bringing traffic to a halt transportation experts say

NIGHTMARE. With September 8, 2015 downpour, 4 flights are delayed, LRT2 trains reduced to 5, MRT3 tunnel between Buendia and Ayala flooded, and thousands of commuters and motorists were stranded. Photos by Analette Abesamis/Rappler

DOTC to start dry run of LRT2 Masinag extension traffic plan

Aug 28, 2015 - 6:57 PM

The proposed traffic management plan of the transportation department is seen to ease expected heavy traffic in Marikina Cainta and Antipolo due to the LRT2 extension project

TRAFFIC CONGESTION. Once construction is in full swing, the 3.9-kilometer stretch will reduce lanes for traffic to four from 5. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

LRT1 starts trial run of unified ticketing scheme August 16

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Starting Sunday commuters can buy and use the new contactless beep cards on the southbound line of the LRT1

FIRST USERS. A woman tries the new contactless beep card at the LRT2 Legarda station. Photo from the Twitter account of LRTA spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

Senior citizens, PWDs to register for discounted 'tap and go’ cards

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Those who still have the magnetic stored value tickets can refund the remaining value of their cards in all LRT1 stations from August 8 to 15

Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

LRT1 to stop selling magnetic tickets starting August 8

Aug 06, 2015 - 4:58 PM

The old magnetic system will be decommissioned in preparation for the new contactless system which has been undergoing public tests at Line 2 of the LRT

New unified LRT-MRT ticket: September rollout eyed for LRT1

Jul 23, 2015 - 9:58 AM

The new unified ticketing scheme will be implemented in more LRT2 stations within the next two weeks while the southbound side of LRT1 is expected to go live by September

MINOR GLITCHES. The transportation department calls the LRT2 unified ticketing scheme limited public trial a success, as minor glitches only involved the ticket vending machines (TVMs), such as the rejection of old and very crumpled peso bills. No major issues were experienced at the new turnstiles. Photo from LRT Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera's Twitter account

DOTC to expand LRT, MRT unified ticketing scheme in 2 weeks

Jul 21, 2015 - 4:31 PM

The agency says it is working on the minor glitches encountered by passengers during the trial run of the automated fare collection system

Trial run of LRT, MRT unified ticketing scheme starts July 20

Jul 17, 2015 - 5:24 PM

UPDATED LRT2 becomes the first Philippine commuter train to use smart card technology in its ticketing system

FIRST USERS. A woman tries the new contactless beep card at the LRT2 Legarda station. Photo from the Twitter account of LRTA spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

PH gov't opens bid for design of LRT2 West Extension

Jul 08, 2015 - 12:16 PM

By 2019 LRT2 will run from Masinag in Antipolo City all the way to Pier 4 area in Manila City

LRT2 East, West extension projects to be completed in 2019

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:12 PM

It is expected to cater daily to an additional 75 000 passengers from the densely populated areas of Rizal province

Metro Pacific eyes 3 more PPP deals

May 30, 2015 - 2:09 PM

After the Cavite Laguna Expressway Manuel Pangilinan led infrastructure conglomerate sets its sights on the LRT 2 operations and maintenance North South railway project and regional airports

MORE PPP. Infrastructure conglomerate MPIC will not stop bidding for more public-private partnership deals. In the photo are MPIC President Jose Ma Lim (left) and Chairman Manuel Pangilinan (right). File photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Delayed: Rollout of LRT, MRT automated ticketing system

May 25, 2015 - 1:52 PM

UPDATED AF Payments Inc says the system rollout has been pushed back as end to end testing is ongoing in all stations

Ayala Corporation finalizes post-Aquino investment plan

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:42 PM

The listed conglomerate is gearing up its commitment for major power and infrastructure projects before President Aquino steps down from office

DMCI bags P2.27B LRT2 viaduct construction project

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The government gives the construction firm 18 months to complete the viaduct or elevated gateway for the mass transit railway system s east extension

Bidders seek LRT2 turnover before 2016 polls

Oct 21, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Bidders fear a political transition might hamper the project turnover if done after a new administration assumes office in 2016

TRAIN EXTENSION. There are plans to extend the LRT2 all the way to Manila port area. Photo from the PPP Center

LRT2 seeks operator, maintenance provider

Sep 13, 2014 - 8:15 PM

The winning bidder will be in charge of maintaining the existing line and any future extensions

LRT2 file photo by Rappler