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LRT-2 trips to end at Cubao starting June 12 in preparation for extension project launch

/ 09:42 PM June 11, 2021
LRT-2 trips to end at Cubao starting June 12 in preparation for extension project launch

This file photo shows an LRT Line 2 train. INQUIRER FILE

MANILA, Philippines — The Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) would only operate from its Recto Terminal Station to Araneta Center-Cubao Station starting Saturday, June 12, up to June 22 its management prepares for the opening of the east extension project.

LRT-2 management said in a tweet on Friday that no train operations from Cubao to other stations towards Santolan in Pasig City would be made available on those dates.

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First trips from both stations would still start by 5:00 a.m., and end by 9:00 p.m. for Recto, and 8:30 p.m. for Cubao.

“In preparation for the opening of the East Extension Project, LRT-2 will implement degraded operations from June 12 to June 22, 2021.  Train service would only be available from Araneta-Center Cubao to Recto Station and vice versa,” LRT-2 said.

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“No train operations from Araneta Center-Cubao to Santolan and vice versa on the above-stated dates,” it added.

Last May 21, LRT-2 also implemented scaled-down operations for two weekends to do finishing checks on the East Extension Project.

The said project involves extending the LRT-2 up to Antipolo City, with two more stations along Marcos Highway: one in Imelda Avenue, which would be named Marikina Station, and another in Masinag which would be called Antipolo Station.

READ: LRT-2 on scaled-down operations for two weekends

During an inspection last May 20, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said that the two new stations are slated to open starting June 22.

READ: Tugade inspects LRT-2 extension in Antipolo, Marikina; trips start June 22 

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TAGS: Antipolo, Araneta-Center Cubao station, East Extension Project, Light Rail Transit Line 2, LRT 2, Marikina, Masinag, Pasig City, Philippine news updates, Recto Terminal Station, Santolan, Transportation
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