LRT-1 reopens Roosevelt station | Inquirer News

LRT-1 reopens Roosevelt station

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 04:18 PM December 04, 2022
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Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1). (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines — The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) announced Sunday the reopening of the Roosevelt station of the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 (LRT-1).

LRT-1 earlier announced the temporary suspension of operations from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4 for the reintegration of LRT-1 Roosevelt station — which was temporarily closed starting Sept. 5 — with its existing 19 operational stations from Baclaran to Balintawak.

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In a statement, the LRMC said all operational exercises during this period were confirmed to be “acceptable after a rigorous assessment.”

“We are happy to announce that our team has completed all the necessary works to ensure that LRT- 1 is safe to be operated with the reintegration of Roosevelt Station. We at LRMC consider this a great milestone because we know how important this station is for many commuters especially those residing in the north,” LRMC Chief Operating Officer Rolando Paulino III said.

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“The whole exercise of reintegrating Roosevelt was likewise a great display of teamwork and cooperation among our LRT-1 employees and external partners,” he added.

With this, all 20 stations of LRT-1 are now in full operation.

New train service schedule

Together with the reopening of the Roosevelt station, LRMC said it will begin implementing a new train service schedule for LRT-1 beginning Dec. 5.

The last trip leaving Baclaran station is now scheduled at 10:00 p.m., while the last trop for Roosevelt station is at 10:15 p.m. during weekdays.

Meanwhile, the last train is scheduled to leave the Baclaran and Roosevelt stations at 9:30 PM and 9:45 PM, respectively, during weekends and holidays.

No changes, however, were implemented in the first trip for both northbound and southbound trips of LRT-1 which start at 4:30 a.m.

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