Heads up, EasyTrip Services Corporation just announced they will be closing down several loading stations along North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).
Effective July 8, 2021, the following EasyTrip stations will be permanently closed to the public. These are:
-Karuhatan EasyTrip Tent
-Sta. Rita EasyTrip Tent
-Bocaue Barrier AOVP
-Balagtas Tent at Plaridel Bypass Road
-Marilao EasyTrip Tent
-Total SFEX 2 – Subic Bound
-San Fernando EasyTrip Tent Southbound Entry
Those that need to have an RFID installed or need to reload their RFID accounts, can instead go to the other locations mentioned in the infographic below.
Alternatively, motorists can also reload in real-time by visiting the following stores - SM Business Service Center, Robinsons Business Center, 7-Eleven Stores (Cliqq), Bayad Center, Cebuana Lhuillier, Villarica Pawnshop, USSC, Pera Hub, LBC, Smart Padala, TouchPay, ECPay, and Posible stores.
There are also online services that can reload your RFID account. These include Gcash, Paymaya, EON, Bayad Center App, Coins.ph, and Justpay.to. Banks such as Metrobank, BDO, UCPB, and BPI also offer similar services (Bancnet, Mastercard, and Visa).
This is not the first time EasyTrip had to close several reloading stations. Back in April, NLEX Corporation removed the RFID reloading service at the toll gates. This meant that those that frequently reload at the Balintawak and Bocaue toll plazas now have to reload elsewhere.
But what if you don't have enough credits on your EasyTrip RFID? You can still pay cash in most toll plazas as the Toll Regulatory Board announced last January that cash lanes will remain on expressways until further notice.
Any motorist that passes through an RFID toll gate with insufficient load on their RFID will be given a warning for the first and second offenses. Those that pass through for the third time with not enough load will be slapped with a 'Disregarding traffic sign' violation and a PHP 1,000 fine.
So if you don't plan on receiving a violation for not having enough load on your RFID, better pay with cash at the toll plazas just to be safe.