LRT to suspend operations for 4 days during Lenten season


Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Light Rail Transit Authority announced Tuesday that it will suspend its operations for four days during the Lenten season to give way for its annual maintenance work.

In an advisory, LRTA spokesman, attorney Hernando Cabrera said they will suspend operations from March 27 to March 31, adding that the last trip for Lines 1 and 2 on the 27th will be at 8 p.m.

Line 1 runs from Baclaran station in Pasay City to Roosevelt station in Quezon City, while Line 2 stretches from Recto in Manila to Santolan in Pasig City.

Officer-in-charge, Engineer Emerson Benitez, said the maintenance work will involve replacement of rails and catenary wires, as well as the cleaning and check-up of all LRT facilities, systems and equipment.

Operations on both lanes will resume on April 1 at 5 a.m.

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  • Jay Alvin Madrigal

    After what happened to me and a thousand others at the MRT this morning, I can honestly say that our transportation systems are very poorly administered and we lag so far behind other countries that all we can do is get angry and frustrated at our situation.

    The situation was so inefficiently managed this morning that people lining up had no idea what was going on. The PA systems sound like glass shattering, and the person making the announcements is so incoherent that it seems like everything is a joke. Hundreds of people we’re late this morning including myself, we were left with no reason or explanation.

    How can this president boast development when the most basic utilities are left undeveloped and failing? I curse the MRT Management for failing to ACT APPROPRIATELY, for FAILING TO TAKE ACTION, and for TREATING COMMUTERS LIKE ANIMALS IN A CAGE.

    • Hey_Dudes

      Is there any operation in the country handled by government workers that runs well? Holy week is the time when everything in the country stops. Truly unbelievable.

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