MRT, LRT operations suspended after strong Luzon quake | Inquirer News

MRT, LRT operations suspended after strong Luzon quake

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 09:33 AM July 27, 2022
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(Niño Jesus Orbeta/Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake that jolted parts of Luzon prompted the suspension of railway operations in Metro Manila Wednesday morning.

Suspended were the operations of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System 3 (MRT-3), Light Rail Transit System Lines 1 and 2 (LRT-1 and 2)  and the Philippine National Railways (PNR).

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 “At 8:44 a.m. today, [an] earthquake was felt along the MRT-3 mainline. All trains were advised to stop. Assessment of all facilities and systems are on-going,” said the MRT-3 management in an advisory.

As of 9:50 a.m., MRT-3 management said that it had begun initial movement of trains along the mainline at 30kph speed with no passengers on board.

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“Normal operations will resume after technical personnel certify all tracks are safe and passable,” it said in an updated advisory.

 Meanwhile, LRT-1 also said that it suspended its operations as part of standard protocol.

“This is to allow our team to assess the facilities and systems,” its management said in a Viber message.

LRT-2 also halted operations and assured the public that its safety and engineering team was assessing the situation at the railway.

 

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According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the earthquake struck at 8:43 a.m., and was tectonic in origin.

Its epicenter was traced 2 kilometers northeast of Lagangilang, Abra.

 It was felt at Intensity IV in Quezon City.

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