MANILA, Philippines – Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT2) and Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) train rides will be free at peak hours on Friday, December 30.
The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) has announced that rides will be free for the LRT2 line from 7 am to 9 am, and again from 5 pm to 7 pm.
“Ang LIBRENG SAKAY ay bilang pakikiisa ng LRTA sa mga Pilipino sa paggunita at pag-alala sa kabayanihan ni Gat. Jose Rizal,” the LRTA said in a statement. (The Libreng Sakay program is implemented as the LRTA joins Filipinos in remembering the heroism of Jose Rizal.)
Similarly, the Metro Rail Transit Corporation will be offering free rides for passengers of the MRT3 line from 7 am to 9 am, and again from 5 pm to 7 pm.
The MRT3 will follow adjusted operating hours during Rizal Day. The first trains will leave the North Avenue and Taft Avenue stations of MRT3 at 4:38 am and 5:19 am, respectively. The last trains will depart the North Avenue station at 9:30 pm, and the Taft Avenue station at 10:09 pm.
The Light Rail Manila Corporation, which operates Light Rail Transit Line 1 or LRT1, has not made any announcement regarding free rides on Rizal Day.
The 126th anniversary of Rizal Day is celebrated as a regular holiday every year on December 30 in memory of Jose Rizal’s execution at the hands of Spanish colonizers in 1896. – Rappler.com