Temporary Skyway Stage 3 toll rates released by TRB

Updated Mar 29, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The free use was fun and convenient while it lasted.

Through a Facebook post by the People’s Television Network, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has released the approved provisional toll rates for the lower portion of San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) Skyway Stage 3. Here are the approved provisional rates: 

Route
Price
Buendia to Sta. Mesa
Php 105
Ramon Magsaysay to Balintawak
Php 129
Buendia to NLEX
Php 264

With regards to the provisional approved rates, Julius Corpuz, TRB’s spokesperson had this to say:  

Ang provisional rates po kasi, ang ibig sabihin niyan ay hindi pa final at pwede pa 'yang magbago. For the meantime ito muna yung rates na pwede nilang kolektahin sa panahong bibigyan na sila ng authority  

To translate, the spokesperson pointed out that the aforementioned rates are not yet final and are subject to change. For now, these are the rates that SMC can collect once they are given the authority to do so. 

A picture of cars travelling on Skyway Stage 3

For now, usage of Skyway Stage 3 remains free

As of yet, SMC doesn’t have the authority to collect toll fees. As such, use of the Skyway Stage 3 remains free. Note also that if we refer to previously published recommended toll figures, the new ones are actually cheaper, albeit marginal. 

The Skyway Stage 3’s groundbreaking took place six years ago in 2014. Construction for the project began in the same year and was expected to be completed in 2017. Due to several factors, however, its completion was delayed until 2020.

As of February of this year, the E. Rodriguez and A. Bonifacio off-ramps were further added. 

At maximum, Skyway Stage 3 has a height of 11 meters. It also has a total length of 14.82 kilometers. Also note that the Skyway Stage 3 is a part of the Metro Manila Skyway. With its addition, it brings the latter’s total length to 41 kilometers.

We also tested out what Skyway Stage can actually offer by driving from the Ninoy International Airport Expressway (NAIAX) to Balintawak. With an average speed of 60 km/h, the said trip took us 22 minutes.

A picture of a portion of Skyway Stage 3 from the viewpoint of a car passenger

The Skyway Stage 3 provides a lot of convenience for travelers

Since January of this year, Motorists have been able to use the segment of the Skyway. It has provided easier access to the northernmost or southernmost locations in and around Metro Manila. Currently, SMC is also working on the Skyway Extension Project which will provide better travel times to and from Muntinlupa.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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