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MANILA, Philippines – The Light Rail Transit Authority said in a Twitter post on Sunday, May 14, that normal operations of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) had resumed following a fire incident near Recto Station.
It earlier implemented limited operations in LRT-2 due to the incident.
“A fire broke out in a residential area in Oroquetta, Sta. Cruz, Manila, which affected the LRT2 power supply and signaling systems at Recto Station,” its advisory said.
“LRT-2 implemented limited train operations from Antipolo to V. Mapa and vice versa from 5:00 am until 10:56 am to ensure the safety of the riding public,” it added.
The agency said that LRT-2 extended its operations from Antipolo Station to Legarda Station and vice-versa beginning 10:57 am on Sunday.
“The elevated connecting bridge, which serves as a link/transfer of passengers from LRT-2 Recto Station to LRT1 Doroteo Jose Station was also damaged and is currently impassable,” it said.
According to a Philippine Star report, a fire broke out in a residential area in Sta. Cruz, Manila, affecting houses on Oroquieta street. The Bureau of Fire Protection declared the fire under control at around 6:40 am. – Rappler.com