MRT-3 posts new record-high ridership — DOTr | Inquirer News

MRT-3 posts new record-high ridership — DOTr

/ 09:27 AM June 09, 2022

new MRT-3 ridership record

Passengers avail of the free rides at the MRT-3. Image from DOTR-MRT 3 Facebook

MANILA, Philippines — The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) served 370,713 passengers on Wednesday — its highest ridership since it resumed operations in June 2020, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) reported Thursday.

The new record beat the previous highest ridership of the MRT-3 at 370,276.


According to the DOTr, the increase in ridership was the result of the free ride assistance offered by the MRT-3 and the additional deployment of train sets.

It can be recalled that before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the MRT-3’s average daily ridership was only about 250,000 to 300,000.

The MRT-3 resumed operations on June 1, 2020, when Metro Manila was placed under a general community quarantine.

The MRT-3’s “Libreng Sakay” or free ride program started on March 28 and will serve commuters until June 30.

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