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LRT1 operator proposes QR-based ticketing system

Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), the private operator of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1), on Thursday presented its proof of concept for its quick response or QR ticketing project, together with AF Payments Inc (AFPI), to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA).

In a statement, LRMC said the initiative is to support the company’s digitalization strategy and boost its “Tap2Ride” contactless commuting campaign as a safer way to travel.

Once the project is approved, it said, QR tickets can serve as viable alternative to Single Journey Tickets (SJTs) and may be purchased via mobile apps such as BPI Mobile, PayMaya, and GCash, where the commuter can enter details of trip that include origin, destination, route, and pay the corresponding fare amount.

QR tickets will be scanned by the QR acceptance terminals installed at select entry and exit gates of LRT1 stations, according to LRMC.

The target implementation of the project is in the first quarter of 2022. — Ted Cordero/BM, GMA News