MRT, LRT 2 to give free rides on some hours 2 on June 12

Free MRT, LRT-1, LRT-2 rides on June 12 for 2 hours in the morning, afternoon

By: - Reporter / @luisacabatoINQ
/ 12:42 PM June 11, 2024

The Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) was forced to reduce its train operations on Tuesday afternoon after experiencing a problem on its rolling stock, or the railway vehicles, which required immediate provisional service.

This file photo taken on October 2022 shows long lines of commuters forming at the Ortigas Station of MRT 3 in Mandaluyong City while the signaling system glitch was being fixed. (File photo courtesy of Cha Padilla)

MANILA, Philippines — The management of Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) and Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 (LRT-1 and LRT-2) announced they will offer free rides during select hours on Wednesday, June 12.

This statement comes as the country celebrates its 126th Independence Day.


The free train rides from MRT-3, LRT-1 and LRT-2 can be availed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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“Ang Libreng Sakay ay simpleng paraan ng DOTr [Department of Transportation] at MRT-3 upang gunitain ang Araw ng Kalayaan na isang napakahalagang okasyon sa ating pagkabansa,” said DOTr Assistant Secretary for Railways and MRT-3 Officer-in-Charge Jorjette Aquino, as quoted in a statement.

(The Free Ride is a simple way for the DOTr and MRT-3 to commemorate Independence Day, a significant occasion in our nationhood.)

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“Ito rin po ay isang paalala at panawagan sa ating mga kababayan na patuloy na pangalagaan at ipagtanggol ang ating kalayaan na pinag-alayan ng buhay ng ating mga bayani,” Aquino noted.

(This also serves as a reminder and a call to our fellow countrymen to continue to cherish and defend our freedom, which was bestowed upon us by the sacrifices of our heroes.)


“Sa bahagi po ng MRT-3, patuloy na magsusumikap ang linya na magbigay ng maayos, ligtas, at maaasahang transportasyon sa ating mga pasahero,” she added.

(As for the MRT-3, the line will continue to strive to provide efficient, safe and reliable transportation to our passengers.)

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