LRT-2 Marikina, Antipolo stations open on June 23

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 18) — Residents of Marikina and Antipolo are expected to have an easier commute starting next week as the LRT-2 East extension becomes fully operational on June 23.

Light Railway Transit Authority spokesperson Hernando Cabrera on Friday confirmed the opening of the train stations in Emerald Station in Marikina City and Masinag Station at the Masinag Junction in Antipolo City after several delays due to the pandemic.

Antipolo Mayor Andrea Ynares said there will be a soft opening on June 22, then it will be fully accessible to the public the next day.

The fare from Recto to Marikina or Antipolo station will cost P30 for single journey tickets.

With the LRT-2 East extension, travel time from Recto, Manila to Masinag, Antipolo is estimated at 40 minutes.