New Skyway toll rates to take effect April 26
The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has approved the implementation of the new toll rates for the Integrated Skyway Stages 1 and 2. It will be recalled that Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation (CMMTC) and Skyway O&M Corporation (SOMCO) submitted to their proposed toll rates to TRB in January 2011, for its review. The integrated Skyway System consists of the 16.3-km. Buendia-Alabang elevated section and the 13.5-km. Magallanes-Alabang at-grade section.
The new TRB-approved toll rates for the Makati-Bicutan elevated stretch is Php65, or Php20 lower than its present toll rate of Php85; Makati-Sucat is Php106; and Makati-Alabang is Php147. For the at-grade section, approved tolls for Class 1 are as follows: Php 44 for Magallanes or C-5 to Merville or Bicutan; Php31 from Bicutan to Sucat; and P31 from Sucat to Alabang.
While TRB approved the implementation of the new toll rates on Monday, April 25, 2011, CMMTC and SOMCO will start collecting the new toll rates on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 12:01 a.m. to allow the motorists to enjoy the toll-free use of the new Skyway Bicutan-Alabang extension until a day after the Holy Week. CMMTC and SOMCO previously announced the toll-free use of new Skyway extension until April 20 or two weeks after it opened to traffic on April 6. Motorists will continue to pay Php85 for Class 1 vehicles and Php170 for Class 2 vehicles on the elevated section up to April 25.
With Stage 1’s newly-asphalted roadway and new toll facilities like the CCTV cameras and the Command Center, and the full operation of Skyway Stage 2, travel time on both the at-grade and elevated sections of the Skyway System have remarkably improved from what used to be around one hour to just 15 to 20 minutes. CMMTC and SOMCO are continuously undertaking improvement works on the Skyway System to further enhance motorists’ safety and comfort.
See updated toll matrix here.