New MRT cards out on Oct. 3

AF Payments Inc., a consortium led by Ayala Corp. and Metro Pacific Investments Corp., said Wednesday it will roll out the new contactless automated fare collection system at Metro Rail Transit Line 3 starting Oct. 3.

“We are pleased to inform the public that the beep card will soon have full acceptance in all three train lines that service Metro Manila,”  AF Payments president and chief executive Peter Maher said in a statement.

The beep card is the new contactless payment solution developed to make the payment process more convenient across all three rail lines as it allows seamless transfers from one rail line to another.  The beep card uses a more powerful chip-based system and will serve as an electronic payment solution for day-to-day payments.

“We hope that this new automated fare collection system will not only improve the train riders’ buying and paying experience, but also facilitate seamless transfer between lines with the card’s inter-operability feature,” he said. 

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