140 buses deployed amid MRT-3 Holy Week shutdown
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.
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.
Narito ang listahan ng drop-off at pick-up points ng mga bus ngayong April 15-17 at April 20-21, mula 5AM hanggang 9PM at may pasahe na katulad din ng ibinabayad sa MRT-3. #DOTrPH 🇵🇭#RailwaysSectorWorks#RoadSectorWorks#PartnersForChange pic.twitter.com/CTwldtX5ks
— DOTrPH 🇵🇭 (@DOTrPH) April 14, 2019
As of 8 a.m., the DOTr said the first 112 out of 140 buses had been deployed to transport affected MRT-3 commuters.
UPDATE: As of 8AM, umabot na sa 112 bus units na ang naideploy upang umalalay sa mga regular na pasahero ng MRT-3 sa pagsisimula ng maintenance shutdown nito ngayon.#DOTrPH 🇵🇭#RoadSectorWorks#RailwaysSectorWorks#PartnersForChange
— DOTrPH 🇵🇭 (@DOTrPH) April 15, 2019
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.
Aside from the 140 buses, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said it would deploy 100 more buses to assist commuters. /cbb
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