LRTA addresses mechanical problem in Stored Value Tickets

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) is exhausting all means to immediately restore and normalize the distribution of Stored Value Tickets (SVT) due to mechanical problem of its three Ticket Sorting Issuing Equipment (TSIE), the machine that process magnetic tickets.

Engr. Emerson L. Benitez, LRTA Officer-in-Charge said the Authority is appealing to all LRT-1 riders to bear with the inconvenience brought about by the temporary unavailability of SVTs.

The parts required in repairing of the malfunctioning TSIEs are supplied by Thales of Paris, its original equipment manufacturer. LRTA is now coordinating with the manufacturer to replace the parts as soon as possible.

Currently, the remaining three units of TSIE are not sufficient to process the bulk of tickets being previously produced and circulated at the revenue line.

LRTA now prioritizes distribution of Single Journey Tickets (SJT) since 70 percent of the passengers are using them. The three remaining TSIEs are now used to process SJT to continue serving the riding public.