LRT-1 to test longer operating hours for a month
Operations in the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 will be extended for an hour in a trial run starting July 10 until August 9 to serve “late night commuters.”
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) said that during the trial run, northbound trains will leave Baclaran Terminal at 9:40 p.m., 9:50 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. while southbound trains will leave Roosevelt Terminal at 10:10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.
During weekends and holidays, northbound trains will leave Baclaran Terminal at 9:10 p.m., 9:20 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. while southbound trains will leave Roosevelt Terminal at 9:40 p.m. and 9:50 p.m.
LRMC might make the longer operation hours permanent if the trial run proves to be successful.
“If the test run will show an interest from the public, then we would be pleased to do a more detailed study to make it permanent,” LRMC President and Chief Executive Officer Jesus Francisco said.
The LRT Line 1 has an average daily ridership of 400,000 commuters from Baclaran, Pasay City until Roosevelt in Quezon City.
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