26 May 2022, MANILA, Philippines – LRT-1 private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation continues to enhance its services for a convenient commuting experience as it formally rolls out its Tap2Pay campaign with more LRT-1 merchants as new channels for beep™ loading and payments services.

Forming part of LRMC’s digitization efforts, this initiative allows for more uses of beep™ for passengers as they can now use it to buy goods at more merchant kiosks at different LRT-1 stations such as Baclaran, EDSA, Gil Puyat, Carriedo, D. Jose, and Balintawak. Passengers may also top up their beep™ cards with any load denomination without convenience fee versus other beep™ loading partners.

“After the successful roll-out in December 2021 with Master Siomai as our pilot merchant, we were able to engage more partners who saw the real benefit and operational efficiency of incorporating the beep™ device in their operations. Now we are going all out as we officially introduce our Tap2Pay campaign with over 30 LRT-1 kiosks participating. Aside from using beep™ to pay for goods, passengers also have more channels to reload cards in addition to existing ticket vending machines, loading kiosks, and teller booths. What we’re offering are greater convenience and choices for passengers with more uses for their beep™ this time,” LRMC Corporate Communications and Customer Relations Head Jacqueline S. Gorospe said.

Under this project, LRT-1 merchants are provided with a portable Standalone Payment and Loading Device allowing them to process loading of beep™ cards and payment transactions without the need for any integration with a Point of Sale (POS) or any external processing system.

Some of the LRT-1 merchants with this beep™ facility include Master Siomai, Mister Donut, Yumpanada, Waffle Haus, Turks, Eng Bee Tin, Siomai House, The Generics Pharmacy, Just Squeezed, Potato Corner, and Waffle Time. Passengers can certainly choose from a variety of products that include siomai, empanada, doughnut, waffle, shawarma, siopao, hopia, pastry, fried noodles, fries, Korean food, refreshers, and medicines which can be purchased with their beep™ card.

LRMC looks forward to intensifying its campaign for contactless transactions and engaging more merchant partners in the future for better and more convenient experience.

For more updates and info on the LRT-1, follow LRMC on Facebook at facebook.com/officialLRT1, Twitter at @officialLRT1, or download the ikotMNL mobile app for free on Google Play and App Store.

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