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LRT2 Anonas, Katipunan trips suspended for hours over glitch

Aika Rey
LRT2 Anonas, Katipunan trips suspended for hours over glitch

TRAIN LINE. Commuters queue at the LRT2 Santolan Station on January 22, 2021, as it reopens to the public after more than a year of repairs.

Rappler

(1st UPDATE) The Light Rail Transit Authority points to a technical problem on Monday, August 16

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), operator of the LRT Line 2 (LRT2) suspended trips passing through the Anonas and Katipunan stations for several hours on Monday, August 16.

In an advisory posted on Twitter at 11:49 am, the LRTA attributed the suspension to a technical problem. It did not elaborate.

“LRT2 is currently implementing provisionary service due to a technical problem. Train services are available only from Cubao to Recto and Santolan to Antipolo station,” the LRTA said.

It later announced that as of 4:20 pm, the LRT2 had resumed full operations.

In October 2019, a carriageway fire partially stopped LRT2 operations, severely damaging two rectifier substations between the Anonas and Katipunan stations.

Operations from Anonas to Santolan resumed only in January 2021. – 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.