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140 buses deployed amid MRT-3 Holy Week shutdown

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 09:45 AM April 15, 2019

MRT-3 closed for the Holy Week. INQUIRER FILE

MANILA, Philippines – Transport authorities started deploying buses on Monday to serve commuters amid the maintenance shutdown of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) during Holy Week.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said the buses would load and unload passengers at MRT-3 stations from North Avenue to Taft Avenue from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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These buses will operate from April 15 to 17 and April 20 to 21 and the fare will be the same as that of the MRT-3, the DOTr said.

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As of 8 a.m., the DOTr said the first 112 out of 140 buses had been deployed to transport affected MRT-3 commuters.

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The MRT-3 management earlier announced the suspension of the train system’s operations during the Holy Week to make way for annual general maintenance works.

READ: MRT-3 suspending operations on Holy Week

Aside from the 140 buses, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said it would deploy 100 more buses to assist commuters. /cbb

READ: MMDA: Expect more buses along Edsa this Holy Week

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