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LRT-2 to resume Cubao-Recto-Cubao operations on October 8

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 07:35 PM October 07, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Partial operations of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) will resume Tuesday, October 8, Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) spokesman Hernando Cabrera has said.

Services will be limited from Cubao to Recto and back, Cabrera also said Monday.

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“LRT2 will implement partial operations tomorrow, Tuesday, 08 October 2019 (Cubao-Recto). First train 6:00 AM, last train from Cubao 8:30 PM, last train from Recto 9 PM,” he noted.

Operations of LRT-2 was suspended on October 3 after a power rectifier tripped and caught fire in between Santolan and Katipunan stations. It remained suspended as of Monday.

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Earlier, Cabrera said three LRT-2 stations – Santolan, Katipunan, and Anonas – will remain closed for up to nine months as it will take that much time to completely repair the affected segment of the train line.

However, he said that Anonas station may be opened earlier than the two stations although Cabrera said there will be no timeline regarding its reopening.

The suspension of LRT-2 operations has prompted the government as well as a ride-hailing firm to implement measures to ease the suffering of commuters relying on the train line.

READ: Gov’t, firm scramble to help 200,000 passengers get rides daily during LRT 2 suspension

In a separate statement, LRTA Administrator Gen. Reynaldo Berroya appealed to commuters to allot an additional hour to their trips as speed restrictions and only a limited number of trains would be deployed.

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“[This is] to ensure passenger safety and and the sufficiency of the power supply coming from the remaining rectifier substations,” Berroya said.

He also appealed for the patience of commuters as he assured that the LRTA will aim to restore full operation of the train line within six to nine months.

/kga

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