Today marks the hike for the NLEX toll fees. As stated in a previous article we did, NLEX is bumping up their toll rates starting March 20, 2019.
Motorists traversing the long stretch of road leading to the northern reaches of Luzon will be pleased to know that the NLEx Corporation has announced a small rollback in their toll rate hike, with a total of P1.00 to be deducted from the increase.
The NLEX Corporation announced today it will collect lower additional flat rates for the expressway sections covered under its open system to cushion the impact of the recently approved toll adjustments,
Vehicles of all classes, class 1 to class 3, will benefit from the small rollback. The toll fees across the board will follow initial rate hike stated by NLEx. Class 1 vehicles will passing through the open system covering Balintawak, Mindanao Avenue, Karuhatan, Caloocan, Meycauayan, and Marilao toll plazas need only pay P54 instead of P55. To travel the entire length of NLEx, only P257 will be charged and not P258 as stated before. Class 2 vehicles will pay P136 instead of P137 for the open system, and P645 instead of P646 for access end-to-end. Class 3 vehicles, like big trucks and trailers, will pay P164 instead of P165 for the open system, and P774 instead of P775 for access end-to-end.
To recap, the increase of the toll fees were brought about by the opening of the NLEx Harbor Link Segment 10. The new segment allows faster travel and another access point to the rest of NLEx.
While the toll rates rose significantly, a rollback is welcome no matter how small. For those who go through NLEx repeatedly throughout the year, the savings will be more noticeable to regular patrons of the expressway.