lumang_trenThe Light Rail Transit Authority is recognized as the premiere rail transit in the country providing reliable, efficient, dependable, and environment-friendly mass rail services to all residents of Metro Manila. LRTA is a wholly owned government corporation created on July 12, 1980 under Executive Order (EO) No. 603, as amended by EO No. 830 dated September 1982, and EO No. 210 dated July 7, 1987. The LRTA is primarily responsible for the construction, operation, maintenance and/or lease of light rail transit systems in the Philippines.

 A pioneer of the industry since 1984, LRTA has become the country’s prime mover in the rail transport sector serving the needs of millions of Filipinos by exploring avenues where the LRT system could continuously provide efficient transport services while promoting economy and efficiency of operations.

By virtue of Executive Order No. 603 dated July 12, 1980, the Light Rail Transit Authority was created to be primarily responsible for the construction, operation, maintenance and/or lease of LRT Systems in the Philippines.

By 2030, the leading authority for the construction, operations, and maintenance of LRT Systems, which enable safe, comfortable, and sustainable transportation in the Philippines.

To enhance people mobility and provide world class light rail transport system that are sensitive, inclusive and committed to service excellence.


  • Resilience
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence


LRTA is committed to provide safe, reliable, and efficient rail transportation services while ensuring the health and safety of our employees and stakeholders through continual improvement of our processes and services, and to comply with all relevant legal and other requirements .