MRT3 on limited operations starting July 13

Aika Rey
MRT3 will deploy 12 train sets throughout the day

LIMITED OPERATIONS. Workers sanitize and disinfect the seats and handrails before letting commuters in the coaches at the MRT3 Taft Station in Pasay City following the resumption of operation of the train systems in Metro Manila under the general community quarantine on June 1, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 will resume on limited operations starting Monday, July 13.

The MRT3 management on Saturday, July 11, said that the minimum required number of personnel needed for limited operations have been reached.

As of Saturday, 1,093 MRT3 depot workers and 1,010 station personnel have tested negative for coronavirus. The MRT3 needed at least 1,308 workers to resume partial train operations.

MRT3 suspended railway operations from July 7 to 11, as hundreds of workers got infected by the virus. So far, 281 workers – 14 of whom are ticket sellers – are still battling coronavirus in government isolation facilities.

On Monday, MRT3 will deploy 12 train sets throughout the day, as well as 90 buses to augment operations. – Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.