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Friday, July 31, 2020

LRMC’s ikotMNL app now with contact tracing feature and navigation

LRT-1 private operator and maintenance provider, Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), continues to pioneer digitalization for rail transport and find ways to enhance the commuting experience in Metro Manila.


Using the ikotMNL mobile app, LRT-1 passengers on trains and at the stations may activate the contact tracing feature via Bluetooth LE technology that allows detection of other passengers nearby. The contact tracing feature is automated, anonymous, and privacy-first by design. With the integration of this feature, LRT-1 passengers who may have come into close proximity with a fellow passenger who reports or tags himself later on as diagnosed positive with COVID-19 will be notified by government authorities when the respective contact tracing procedure begins. This is part of LRMC'S initiatives to keep reassuring the public of a safe railway, as well as help government authorities in fighting further spread of COVID-19 by addressing the challenges of manual contact tracing and providing safe and anonymous log interactions.


Meanwhile, LRMC has also partnered with 

LRMC President and CEO Juan F. Alfonso shared that despite the challenging times, LRMC continues to provide safe and comfortable journey to Filipino commuters. "We continue to challenge ourselves everyday on what we can do for the Filipino commuter. By leveraging on technology and exploring innovation solutions, we hope to continue raising the bar for rail transport in the Philippines and achieve our vision of integrated mobility," said Alfonso. 


The newest features of 


The ikotMNL mobile app which was launched in November 2019 is the first railway and tourism app in the Philippines. It aims to be one-stop information for commuters and tourists traveling along the route of LRT-1 in Metro Manila. It can be downloaded for free on the App Store and Google Play.




  1. Malaking tulong talaga ito sa mga commuters lalo marami ang nagkakaroon ng COVID sa mga empleyado ng MRT/LRT. Dahil sa app na to mas convenient and safe na ang nakararami! Good job! Sana maging maayos ang pag gamit sa App na ito.


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