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ikotMNLIn an exclusive media event, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), the private operator of the LRT-1 train line, launched its brand new and free mobile app, ikotMNL, which aims to serve as a convenient one-stop shop for commuters and tourists traveling along the route of the LRT-1 in Metro Manila.

ikotMNL Tourist SpotsAvailable for both iOS and Android users, ikotMNL lets passengers plan their trips and commutes ahead. Core features include real-time train arrivals and departures, fare information, crowd monitoring for every station, nearest tourist spots, safety reminders, passenger advisories, news and announcements, chat support, and a feedback form to help improve train service and passenger experience.

ikotMNL Crowd MonitoringThe app also promotes local tourism with detailed information on every tourist spot near LRT-1 stations and information about partnered local tour operators.

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ikotMNL-Route-MapThe beauty of the ikotMNL comes with being a unified purpose of being an urban mobility app, a transport app, and eventually, a lifestyle app in one package.

ikotMNL SplashFuture updates for the app include a partnership with beep card or QR codes for fares and tie-ups with other merchants.

Download ikotMNL app for free via the Google Play or the App Store

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.