Heads Up, Commuters: beep cards Are Now a Bit More Expensive
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(SPOT.ph) Most of us have our commuting routine down pat: the best time to leave, where the best place to get a ride is, which seat (or spot to stand) is best, and basically any way you can make the trip more bearable. Commuters would also know how beep cards are arguably an essential for those who frequently take any of the train lines or buses in the Metro, as it eliminates the need to queue for single-journey tickets every single day.
If you're getting a new beep card anytime soon, take note that as of January 1, 2020, the stored value cards are now at P30 each, not including the initial minimum required load of P12 for the Light Rail Transit Lines and P13 for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3. You can buy beep cards from any of the Metro's train stations.
This marks a P10 hike from the old price of beep cards, which was at P20. It was agreed upon by the Department of Transportation and AF Payments Inc., the consortium of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Ayala Corporation that is in charge of the beep card, according to a report by Philippine Star.