Strong Republic Transit System
The Strong Republic Transit System is a project of the Office of the President designed to integrate the rail transport infrastructure already present in Metro Manila in the Philippines. It aims to provide a "reliable, seamless and integrated mass transit system that would be at par with international standards" through the unification of already-existing rail infrastructure under one transit system and fare structure.
Unlike the present-day LRT, MRT and PNR, whose separate systems all have different line names, the SRTS would unify the systems, rename current lines and code them by color for uniformity and ease of recall. The following line names have been adopted:
|Current line name||New line name|
|LRT Line 1 (LRT-1)||Yellow Line|
|MRT Line 2 (MRT-2)||Purple Line|
|MRT Line 3 (MRT-3)||Blue Line|
|PNR Northrail||Green Line|
|PNR Southrail||Orange Line|
Although this line is not yet covered under the SRTS project in its current form, some have suggested that the proposed MRT-4, which would run from Manila to Quezon City, would be renamed the Red Line.
At present, only the LRT and MRT networks have adopted the new color-coding line scheme.
The SRTS project also provides for seven "links", interchange stations where commuters would be able to seamlessly transfer from one line to the other. The following links have been adopted, with already existing links in italics.
|Link||Lines and stations|
|Pasay Link||Yellow Line||EDSA||Blue Line||Taft Avenue|
|Cubao Link||Purple Line||Araneta Center-Cubao||Blue Line||Araneta Center-Cubao|
|Recto Link||Yellow Line||Doroteo Jose||Purple Line||Recto|
|Santa Mesa Link||Purple Line||V. Mapa||Orange Line||Santa Mesa|
|Magallanes Link||Blue Line||Magallanes||Orange Line||Magallanes|
|Blumentritt Link||Yellow Line||Blumentritt||Orange Line||Blumentritt|
|Caloocan Link||Yellow Line||Monumento||Blue Line||Monumento|
The project also aims to unify fare systems on all networks through the use of contactless smart cards, similar to the Octopus card in Hong Kong and the EZ-Link card in Singapore.
At present, fare unification between the Yellow, Purple and Blue Lines has been achieved through the "Flash Pass", a special ticket consisting of a card and coupon, but fare unification with the PNR has not been achieved as of yet. Contactless smart cards were proposed and were nearly implemented on the Yellow, Purple and Blue Lines, but the French-backed project was eventually dropped.
- List of Strong Republic Transit System stations
- Manila Light Rail Transit System
- Manila Metro Rail Transit System
- Philippine National Railways