LRT, MRT and PNR on limited operations during Holy Week
MANILA, Philippines – Railway systems Light Rail Transit (LRT), Metro Rail Transit (MRT), and Philippine National Railways (PNR) will be on limited operations starting Holy Wednesday, April 1.
LRT1’s last commercial trip on Wednesday from Baclaran and Roosevelt stations would be at 8 pm.
LRT 2 will have its last commercial service Holy Wednesday 8 pm from Santolan station and 8:30 pm from Recto station.
LRT will go through maintenance work from April 2 to April 5.
Both LRT lines will resume operations at 5 am on Monday, April 6.
MRT3’s last train departure on April 1 is scheduled at 7:40 pm from North Avenue station and 8:20 pm from Taft Avenue station.
MRT3 will resume operations on April 6, with the first train departure from North Avenue station set at 4:40 am and from Taft Avenue station at 5:20 am.
State-run PNR Tutuban-Calamba line will also be on limited operations during the Holy Week.
On Maundy Thursday, PNR would have shorter operating hours from 5:30 am until 12 noon.
Operations are suspended from Good Friday until Black Saturday and would resume limited trips on Easter Sunday.
PNR general manager Joseph Allan Dilay said PNR would provide additional manpower and facilities during the Lenten season to ensure security in its terminals, stations, and trains.
Normal operations will resume on April 6.
“We’ll likewise take this opportunity, while our operations are suspended, to do some additional maintenance work for our trains and tracks,” Dilay added.
Earlier, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced road reblocking and number coding lifting, respectively. (READ: Holy Week advisories: Road reblocking, number coding) – Rappler.com