Travel to and from Light Rail Transit-1 (LRT-1) will become much easier for commuters after line operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) tied up with ride-hailing app Angkas. 

The partnership will see the putting up of Angkas drop-off and pick-up points at designated LRT-1 stations, allowing commuters to avail of the service readily. 

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According to LRMC, riders will be granted a Php 15 discount when they use Angkas with these codes: LRT 1 Baclaran: LRT1BCLN, LRT 1 EDSA: LRT1EDSA, LRT 1 Gil Puyat: LRT1GPYT, LRT 1 Pedro Gil: LRT1PGIL, and LRT 1 Monumento: LRT1MNMTO. The promo runs until October 31, 2021. 

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LRMC President and CEO Juan Alfonso said the collaboration will promote the use of public transport as an effective way to travel.

“Through this partnership, we are promoting the use of public transport as an efficient way of going around Metro Manila. As we continue to upgrade the transportation system in Metro Manila, we have the opportunity to work together and integrate different modes of public transport for a seamless and convenient experience,” Alfonso said in an official statement. 

Meanwhile, Angkas Co-Founder and Chief Transport Advocate George Royeca said they’re looking forward to working with the government on other future endeavors, especially for the Filipino people. He adds that the partnership will not only bolster inclusive mobility but will aid in recovering the economy.

“Angkas will continue to be here to serve the Filipinos by providing safe, affordable, and agile transportation. We always look forward to working hand in hand with the government and private sectors so we can give commuters the support they need especially in important transit points like the LRT1,” he said.

“This is another big step towards inclusive mobility and economic recovery,” Royeca added.

Commuters can start booking rides by downloading the Angkas app through the Google Playstore. LRT-1’s ikotMNL app is also available on the same platform, providing information about the rail line’s trips. 

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