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Beginning Monday, 980 UV Express units will resume operations along 47 routes

All units are to operate terminal-to-terminal; fare rate remains at P2/km
PHOTO: Sharleen Banzon

After saying two days ago that UV Express operations will be allowed to resume this coming week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has now confirmed that a total of 980 units will be deployed to cover 47 routes beginning on Monday, June 29.

The announcement was made via LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2020-025, which also provides the guidelines for UV Express operations under general community quarantine (GCQ). Of note, the routes are strictly terminal-to-terminal, with no passenger pickup or drop-off in between. Units may not traverse EDSA and Commonwealth Avenue except to cross, and the fare rate shall remain at P2 per kilometer.

Operational UV Express routes from June 29, plus corresponding fares:

  1. Meycauayan – Central Integrated Terminal (QC): P33
  2. Obando – MRT North Avenue Station: P35
  3. Santo Niño (Meycauayan) – MRT North Avenue Station: P40
  4. Santo Niño (Meycauayan) – Trinoma, MRT North Avenue Station, Mindanao Avenue: P40
  5. Heritage (Meycauayan) – SM City North EDSA: P41
  6. Marilao – SM City North EDSA: P41
  7. Santo Niño (Meycauayan) – Central Integrated Terminal (QC): P43
  8. SM Marilao – SM City North EDSA: P46
  9. Malhacan (Meycauayan) – Quezon Avenue via NLEX: P34
  10. Malhacan (Meycauayan) – Central Integrated Terminal (QC): P34
  11. Marilao – Central Integrated Terminal (QC): P44
  12. Marilao Terminal – Quezon Avenue Terminal: P44
  13. Turo (Bocaue) – Central Integrated Terminal (QC):P48 
  14. Turo (Bocaue) – Central Integrated Terminal (QC) via NLEX: P48
  15. Turo (Bocaue) – Quezon Avenue Terminal via NLEX: P48
  16. SM Marilao – Central Integrated Terminal (QC): P49
  17. Meycauayan – Recto: P38
  18. Balagtas – Monumento: P51
  19. Springville, Molino, Bacoor – Alabang via Daanghari: P29
  20. Molino – Alabang via Daanghari: P29
  21. Molino – Ayala Center Terminal via Skyway: P55
  22. Golden City (Dasmariñas) – Ayala Center: P64
  23. Pacita – Makati Square: P53
  24. Pacita Complex – Ayala Center Terminal via San Pedro Exit: P53
  25. Pacita Complex – SM Makati: P53
  26. Pacita (San Pedro) – Makati Square: P53
  27. Pacita Complex – Ayala Center via Southwoods Exit: P64
  28. Barangay Mamatid (Cabuyao) – Festival Mall: P57
  29. Mamatid (Cabuyao) – Festival Mall (Alabang): P60
  30. Balibago – SM Southmall (Las Piñas): P47
  31. Taytay – EDSA Central: P28
  32. Greenland Executive Village (Cainta) – Ayala: P34
  33. Rodriguez – Santa Lucia Grand Mall (Cainta): P34
  34. Masinag – Ayala: P37
  35. Antipolo – Ayala: P40
  36. Antipolo – Ayala via C5: P40
  37. Antipolo – Ayala via Tikling: P40 
  38. Antipolo – Ayala via Circumferencial Road: P40
  39. San Mateo – Ayala: P48
  40. Binangonan – Santa Lucia (Cainta): P44
  41. Binangonan – SM Megamall: P49
  42. Binangonan – EDSA Starmall: P52
  43. Binangonan – EDSA Central: P52
  44. Binangonan – Marikina Riverbanks via LRT Santolan: P54
  45. Cardona – EDSA Starmall: P60
  46. Cardona – EDSA Central: P60
  47. Morong – SM Megamall: P66

Everyone on board shall wear masks at all times; in addition, drivers and conductors are required to wear gloves. For purposes of contact tracing, all passengers shall fill out a Passenger Contact Form, which must be surrendered via the provided drop box prior to alighting from the UV Express unit. They are likewise advised to take note of the unit’s plate number, as well as their date and time of boarding. Payment of exact fare is also encouraged.

Operators, meanwhile, must ensure that drivers are regularly screened for COVID-19 symptoms; that both personnel and passengers undergo temperature checks prior to boarding; that impermeable barriers are in place to isolate the driver’s compartment and to separate rows of seats less than one meter apart from each other; and that there should be no more than two passengers per row, with occupants being one seat apart at all times. Any violation of these conditions will result in the imposition of fines as well as the suspension or cancellation of the operator’s franchise.

As for the return to operations of traditional jeepneys, LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra said that the agency “is not discounting the possibility of deploying additional modern and traditional jeepneys later to augment the operations of the 980 UV Express depending on passenger demand.”

The full memorandum circular may be seen in the LTFRB’s official post below:

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