It seems that the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) will be implementing a Toll Fee increase on some of the highways that they operate this May 12, 2022. Earlier, it was announced that CAVITEX will be increasing Toll Fees on the Paranaque Toll Plaza. Now though, the NLEX corporation has followed suit and will implement its own Toll Fee increase on May 12 as well.
NLEX Corp. announces Toll Fee increase
“The Toll Regulatory Board gave NLEX the go signal to increase its toll by P2.00 in the open system and P0.34 per kilometer in the closed system.
The adjustments, which followed regulatory procedures and underwent thorough review, were part of the approved periodic adjustments of NLEX due in 2016 and the completion of the new Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) in 2021.
Motorists have been enjoying safer and more comfortable journeys brought about by the new SFEX since it was partially opened in December 2020 and fully completed in February 2021. A total of 16.4 new lane kilometers, two new bridges in Jadjad and Argonaut, and a new tunnel were constructed for this infrastructure project.
Under the new toll fee matrix, motorists traveling anywhere within the open system will pay an additional ₱2.00 for Class 1 vehicles (regular cars and SUVs), ₱6.00 for Class 2 vehicles (buses and small trucks), and ₱8.00 for Class 3 vehicles.
The open system is from Balintawak, Caloocan City to Marilao, Bulacan while closed system covers the portion between Bocaue, Bulacan and Sta. Ines, Mabalacat City, Pampanga including Subic-Tipo.
Those traveling the NLEX end-to-end between Metro Manila and Mabalacat City will pay an additional ₱27.00 for Class 1, ₱69.00 for Class 2 and ₱82.00 for Class 3 vehicles.
To help cushion the impact of the toll increase, public utility jeepneys (PUJs) under the NLEX Passada and Tsuper Card discount and rebate program will continue to enjoy the old rates. Provincial buses will also be covered by a graduated rebate scheme for a period of three months.”
So for those who regularly use the NLEX highway system, take note!