The Metro Pacific Investment Corporation through its subsidiary the NLEX Corporation has announced that it will be increasing toll fees starting November 25, 2020, at 12:01 AM. While this may seem sudden to some, the plan was originally supposed to take into effect earlier in the year, however, with the onslaught of the pandemic, this was delayed to the last quarter of 2020.
When it comes to the “open system” that covers Quezon City, Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Malabon City, Navotas, City, Meycauayan, and Marilao in Bulacan, Class 1 vehicles such as cars and SUVs will end up paying an additional P4.00 to the existing toll fee. For class 2 vehicles which consist of buses and small trucks, their respective toll fees have increased by P10.00. Class 3 vehicles, on the other hand, have an increase of P11.00.
As for the “closed system” which starts from Bocaue, Bulacan to the Sta. Ines interchange and the connection to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), this toll fee increase is 6 centavos per kilometer. From end to end, from Metro Manila to Mabalacat City in Pampanga, expect to pay an additional P9.00 for class 1 vehicles, P20.00 for class 2 vehicles, and P25.00 for class 3 vehicles. We also highly recommend checking out the Tollway Regulatory Board’s official website for the toll fee matrix.
The move to increase the toll fees according to the NLEX Corporation was done due to the opening of the new NLEX Harbor Link segment. As previously mentioned this was scheduled to take effect earlier in the year, however, with the pandemic it was delayed.
As a gentle reminder, cash lanes are still in operation only until December 1, 2020, where all the expressways will transition into a cashless system. After the deadline has been reached installation sites will still be operational to accommodate for newer vehicles and for those who still want to get an RFID sticker. If you want to make your RFID process go as smoothly as possible we highly recommend setting an appointment online, however, there are certain installation sites that still do accept walk-ins for EasyTrip. To find out more about the available walk-in sites, we recommend checking out the EasyTrip Services Corporation Facebook page.