No partial LRT 2 trips from Cubao to Recto on Oct. 7
MANILA, Philippines — The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) said on Sunday it would not be able to start partial commercial operation of the LRT 2 from Cubao to Recto on Monday, Oct. 7.
LRTA Administrator Reynaldo Berroya said the administration was not able to complete test runs and safety checks of the telecommunication system because of the “complexity of the problem.”
This came after a fire hit rectifiers between the Anonas and Katipunan Stations on Thursday.
“We cannot compromise the safety of everyone so we need to thoroughly check the integrity and stability of LRT 2 structures and equipment before we resume operations,” Berroya said in a statement.
Alternate modes of transport
In a move to aid commuters, the LRTA said 30 Victory buses and 20 modernized PUVs would be deployed on Monday from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., with fares ranging from P12 to P15.
Loading and unloading bays will be designated in front of the Santolan Station and near the McDonald’s branch underneath the Araneta Center-Cubao station.
The buses will also make stops at Anonas and Katipunan Stations to load and unload passengers.
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will also offer free rides from Santolan to Cubao and vice versa from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
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