LRT2 resumes operation after 3-hour disruption
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Happy International Women's Day?
Not so for hundreds of rush-hour female passengers who found themselves stranded Tuesday morning, March 8, after a cable problem brought the Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT2) to a halt.
In a tweet, LRT spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said that the LRT2 has been on "limited operations" from Santolan to Cubao and back since 10 am.
LRT2 on limited operations na po beginning 10 AM (Santolan to Cubao & back only) dahil po sa power cable problem. https://t.co/yKgWFefOj8— Hernando T. Cabrera (@attycabs) March 8, 2016
The mass transit line resumed "full operation" at 1 pm after a safety and testing check, according to Cabrera.
LRT2 full line operations restored at around 1 PM.— Hernando T. Cabrera (@attycabs) March 8, 2016
Women earlier took to social media to express their frustration over the service disruption during the morning rush hours.
Free trip nga sa LRT 2 pero hanggang Cubao lang naman, tapos every station stops for the 10 minutes due to tech prob. AYKENAT— Hannah Nicole (@hannahsaur) March 8, 2016
lrt 2 thanks for failing me today— jjjjjeeeeelllll (@failuremoon) March 8, 2016
Whyyy lrt ngayon ka pa nasira— Sha-ne (@Shshshaane) March 8, 2016
10 palang umalis nako sa bahay. Alas dos na nasa cubao padin. Thanks LRT 2.— Genie Welan (@gnwln) March 8, 2016
Hassle mo @lrt2 di ako nakapasok sa major ko dahil sa bulok na sistema niyo— Claire Ortiz (@clreortz) March 8, 2016
Nag-offer nga ng free ride ang LRT 2 tapos undergoing maintenance din pala, ano ba naman itong buhay na ito!— mir (@kamireu) March 8, 2016
The government earlier announced that it is offering free train rides for women in celebration of International Women's Day.
Highlighting opportunities for women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) have several activities slated for the month. – Rappler.com