DOTr stops Edsa busway consortium operations as Rolly hits Metro Manila | Inquirer News

DOTr stops Edsa busway consortium operations as Rolly hits Metro Manila

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 02:56 PM November 01, 2020

Edsa Carousel buses

(FILE) Passengers line up to board Edsa Carousel buses at Monumento, Caloocan City on September 30, 2020. Niño Jesus Orbeta/Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — Operations of the Edsa busway consortium was suspended on Sunday afternoon as Typhoon Rolly threatens Metro Manila and most Luzon areas, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.

“Due to the inclement weather, and considering that the National Capital Region (NCR) is under typhoon signal no. 4, the EDSA busway consortium will suspend their operations at 1:00 PM today (Sunday),” read the statement.


The Edsa busway has more than 30 routes across Metro Manila and was established to help commuters go to their workplaces amid the limited public transportation services during the community quarantine.


The DOTr also suspended train operations in Metro Manila to prepare for the impact of the typhoon.

Rolly was downgraded to a typhoon status earlier this morning. It is packing maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 295 kph, while moving west at 25 kph.

Signal No. 4 remains hoisted over Metro Manila and other provinces, the weather bureau said.

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