Beep card prices up, now at ₱30

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 2) — The stored value cards or beep cards used in Metro Manila's train systems now cost ₱30.

The Light Rail Transit Authority announced the ₱10 increase in the social media pages of Light Rail Transit Line 2 on Thursday.

It said the price hike was effective starting January 1, 2020, in line with the concession agreement between the Department of Transportation and AF Payments, Inc. This consortium, composed of conglomerates Ayala Group and First Pacific Group operates and maintains the automatic fare collection system.

It did not disclose any reason for the price hike.

On top of the ₱30 that passengers have to pay for the issuance of the reloadable cards, an initial load not lower than the minimum fare should also be purchased.

The fare for LRT-1 and 2 starts at ₱12, ₱13 for Metro Rail Transit Line 3.

LRT-1 runs from Roosevelt station in Quezon City to Baclaran station in Parañaque City, while LRT-2 runs from Santolan station in Marikina City to Recto station in Manila. MRT-3 services passengers from North Avenue station in Quezon City to Taft Avenue station in Pasay.