LRT-2 on ‘limited operations’ due to fire adjacent to Recto Station
MANILA, Philippines — The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) implemented limited operations for LRT-2 from Antipolo to V. Mapa and vice versa on Sunday from 5 a.m. until 10:56 a.m. due to a fire incident adjacent to the Recto Station.
According to the LRTA, a fire broke out in a residential area in Oroquetta, Sta. Cruz, Manila, which affected the LRT-2 power supply and Recto Station signaling systems.
As of 10:57 a.m., LRT-2 operations were extended from Antipolo Station to Legarda Station and vice-versa, according to the transit authority’s Facebook advisory.
“The elevated connecting bridge, which serves as a link/transfer of passengers from LRT2 Recto Station to LRT1 Doroteo Jose Station was also damaged and is currently impassable,” the LRTA added.
Clearing operations and area assessment were being conducted by the LRT-2 team. LRTA assured that LRT-2 will resume full-line operations “once the inspection is completed and safety clearance is issued.”
In its 1:15 p.m. advisory, the LRTA said LRT-2 operations are back to normal from Recto to Antipolo stations and vice versa. The last train from Recto Station leaves at 9:30 p.m. while the last ride from Antipolo departs at 9:00 p.m.
However, the connecting bridge from Recto Station to the LRT-1 Doroteo Jose Station is still impassable as of this writing, the LRTA noted.