LRMC-UBE Express partnership paves way for new P2P route

LRMC-UBEx

Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) announced its partnership with UBE Express, Inc. (UBEx) for a new point-to-point (P2P) route starting today.

In a statement, LRMC shared that with the partnership, commuters may choose to travel faster by taking the train and a 24-seater premium airport bus service at an affordable cost instead of taking several modes of transport to reach their destinations.

With the bus arriving every 30 minutes, the UBEx first trip of the UBEx bus starts at 6 a.m. daily, and the last trip is at 7 p.m. Both the LRT-1 and UBEx bus ride passengers can pay using the Beep Card.

LRMC-UBEx

The new UBEx route will include the following destinations:

  • LRT-1 EDSA Station
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • Ayala Malls Manila Bay
  • Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX)
  • NAIA Terminals 1-3

The selected pickup and drop-off points for LRT-1 EDSA can be found at the Southbound entrance of the station.

“With the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) partnership, passengers will have a seamless transportation from LRT-Line 1 to SM MOA, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, PITX and NAIA Terminals and vice versa. UBE Express, an airport transport service operator providing the most reliable, convenient, comfortable, safe, accessible and environmentally sensitive mode of transportation to passengers of NAIA. Passengers of NAIA Terminals will also greatly benefit from the connection of NAIA Airport to LRT-Line 1,” UBEx President Gabriel David said.

To attract more commuters to utilize the latest service, the two companies offer a special promotion to last until October 1 wherein the minimum fare starts at P25. “After the promotion period, this rate will become P50,” LRMC shared in a statement.

LRMC-UBEx promo

“We are excited about this partnership with UBEx because it is a step towards achieving integrated mobility for Filipino commuters — which is something we are passionate about. Many people rely on the LRT-1 for their daily commute and essential needs, and it is our role to make it a pleasant experience for them,” LRMC President and Chief Executive Officer Juan Alfonso said.

“We want to ensure people can get from Point A to Point B safely, comfortably, and as efficiently as possible. One of LRMC’s initiatives recently is collaborating with more mobility service providers and promoting our services together to ensure seamless connections,” he added.

UBEx is said to be the first P2P bus company to roll out in Metro Manila, with its buses equipped with free Wi-Fi, GPS, and CCTV cameras. The company also provides tarmac shuttle services for various airlines to transport passengers within the airport facility. 

Photos from Light Rail Manila Corporation

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