Trains in the Philippines

MRT, LRT suspend operations due to Typhoon Ulysses

Sofia Tomacruz

OPERATOR. Light Rail Manila Corporation operates LRT Line 1.

FILE PHOTO FROM PPP CENTER

(3rd UPDATE) The suspensions come as Typhoon Ulysses batters Luzon on Thursday morning, November 12

The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Lines 1 and 2 suspended operations on Thursday, November 12, due to Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco).

The Light Rail Manila Corporation made the announcement regarding the LRT-1 in an advisory past 2 am Thursday, adding that operations would be halted until further notice.

Meanwhile, the MRT announced past 3 am that it “will not operate as scheduled this morning.” It will advise regarding resumption of operations “once all systems check are done and cleared.”

The Department of Transportation announced past 3 am that LRT-2 will also suspend its operations “until further notice.”

As of this posting, state weather bureau PAGASA said Typhoon Ulysses has already made 3 landfalls.

The first was in Patnanungan, Quezon, at 10:30 pm, the second landfall in the vicinity of Burdeos, Quezon, at 11:20 pm, and the third in General Nakar, Quezon at 1:40 am.

Civil Defense officials reported on Wednesday, November 11, that at least 1 person died and 3 others were missing in the Bicol region due to the typhoon. – Rappler.com

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Sofia Tomacruz

Sofia Tomacruz covers foreign affairs and is the lead reporter on the coronavirus pandemic. She also writes stories on the treatment of women and children. Follow her on Twitter via @sofiatomacruz. Email her at sofia.tomacruz@rappler.com.