Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), the private operator of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1), launched on Thursday a partnership with fintech app Maya allowing the purchase of QR-code single journey tickets.
Through the partnership, commuters can buy single journey tickets using the Maya app and scan the generated QR ticket at the dedicated “Fast Lane” turnstiles located at all LRT1 stations.
"Building around our company's core values of innovation and customer focus, LRMC is pioneering this technology for the railway sector in partnership with Maya and AFPI (AF Payments Inc.). We take pride in spearheading this effort as a crucial first step towards accelerating digitalization in public transport,” said Juan Alfonso, president and CEO of LRMC.
“Through this initiative, we are empowering our LRT1 passengers with more options so that they can commute more conveniently. We remain steadfast in our commitment to improve the commuter experience and make rail an attractive, affordable, and sustainable transport solution," he added.
LRMC said QR tickets generated via the Maya app are valid for 24 hours from the date of purchase and can be used at all LRT1 stations from Baclaran to Monumento, as well as the north line extension, which includes Balintawak and Roosevelt stations along EDSA.
To encourage commuters, Maya offers one free LRT1 ride per month per customer in the form of cashback vouchers.
Passengers simply need to purchase their QR tickets through the Maya app to avail of the promo.
The promo runs until August 31, 2023.
Maya said it strongly supports the initiatives of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in promoting the use of contactless payments in public transportation. —VBL, GMA Integrated News
This article LRT1 single journey tickets can now be purchased through Maya app was originally published in GMA News Online.2023-05-25T13:05:42Z dg43tfdfdgfd