PHAR Philippines, Inc. and Trackmate Business Solutions, Inc. have teamed up to install a passenger information system called Tube in Metro Manila’s trains.
In a statement, PHAR and Trackmate said over 1,000 screens will be installed across the train system in Metro Manila.
The Tube system has already been installed in the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2). For Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) and LRT Line 1, it will be installed by early April and July, respectively.
“With the system from Tube, an easier and more comfortable commute awaits LRT and MRT passengers as this new technology will keep them abreast with real-time information and other vital train service information apart from keeping them entertained. This improved technology works parallel with the mission of LRTA [Light Rail Transit Authority] to give Filipino commuters an enhanced mobility and world class transport system,” LRTA Administrator Reynaldo I. Berroya said in a statement.
Patented in the Philippines, Tube will provide commuters real time information on the next station, as well as when there is an emergency or disruption in operations. It also has a built-in closed-circuit television (CCTV) which will inform operators of the current situation inside the train.
Commuters will also be provided with news, weather reminders, traffic situation, and short videos from local creators.
PHAR is an international media and marketing firm that mainly caters to airlines, airports, transit systems, smart cities, and retail destinations. Trackmate Business Solutions is a global positioning system (GPS) provider and fleet management system developer in the Philippines. — Vincent Mariel P. Galang