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MRT3 maintenance provider files graft complaint vs DOTr's Chavez

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:05 PM

But Transportation Undersecretary Cesar Chavez defends the non-payment of fees to Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, saying he is only being careful with government funds

NON-PAYMENT. Busan officials Corporate Secretary Charles Mercado (center) and lawyer Redentor Roque (right) file a graft complaint against Transport Undersecretary Cesar Chavez for non-payment of fees over the maintenance of MRT3. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Limited operations: LRT2 power cable struck by lightning

Sep 05, 2015 - 8:36 PM

UPDATED Full operations will resume once the power system is restored says the LRTA

LIMITED OPERATION. LRT operations are limited from the Cubao to Santolan stations beginning early evening of September 5, 2015. File photo by Sky Author/ Wikipedia

LRT1: Paper tickets will still be used

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The new tap and go beep™ cards will go live on the southbound line of the LRT1 starting Sunday but commuters can still opt to pay for their trips using paper tickets

NEW TECHNOLOGY. Personnel from AF Payments and the LRTA teach commuters how to buy and reload the new tap-and-go beep™ cards using ticket vending machines. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

LRT1 starts trial run of unified ticketing scheme August 16

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Starting Sunday commuters can buy and use the new contactless beep cards on the southbound line of the LRT1

FIRST USERS. A woman tries the new contactless beep card at the LRT2 Legarda station. Photo from the Twitter account of LRTA spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

Senior citizens, PWDs to register for discounted 'tap and go’ cards

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Those who still have the magnetic stored value tickets can refund the remaining value of their cards in all LRT1 stations from August 8 to 15

Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

LRT1 roof leaks repaired – train officials

Jul 14, 2015 - 9:50 AM

The Light Rail Transit Authority says 10 trains have been fixed and 3 more are set for repairs

FIXED. The Light Rail Transit Authority says roof leaks of some LRT trains have been sealed. Photo from the PPP Center

Long queues at LRT1: Stored value cards can't be used

May 26, 2015 - 9:07 AM

For now passengers traveling from Roosevelt to Baclaran stations cannot use their stored value cards due to the ongoing system upgrade

LONG LINES. Commuters at the Roosevelt station line up to buy single journey tickets. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Coming this May: New LRT, MRT 'tap and go' cards

May 11, 2015 - 12:05 PM

The new reloadable tap and go card for passengers of Metro Manila s 3 railway lines will soon be available starting with the LRT2 this May

TAP AND GO. The new Beep card can be used in Lines 1 and 2 of the LRT and the MRT3. Photo from the Twitter account of LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera

Bidding for MRT3 maintenance contract fails

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:57 PM

Despite deadline extensions no bidders showed up for the P2 2 billion 3 year maintenance contract bid for the troubled MRT3 line

Prospective LRT1 contractors no-show on bidding deadline

Oct 27, 2014 - 11:17 PM

The Light Rail Transit Authority resets the bidding for a one year maintenance project for the LRT1 worth P423 3 million 9 449 million

NO TAKERS. The Light Rail Transit Authority will need to reschedule again to look for a maintenance provider for its Light Rail Transit line 1. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler.com

Deadline for MRT3 maintenance bids pushed anew

Oct 14, 2014 - 12:04 PM

The deadline has been moved from October 17 to 28 citing the bidders’ requests for more time to prepare their proposals

SAFETY FIRST. Both the government and the MRT3 concessionaire agreed that a shutdown of the railway system would be an option if it would mean safety for the commuters who experience recurring glitches of the beleaguered transportation service. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler.com

DOTC, MRTH open to MRT3 shutdown for passenger safety

Oct 09, 2014 - 6:43 PM

To address breakdowns it would take 5 months to procure 800 rail pieces to replace the 12 meter line Only 3 rail pieces are available at the MRT3 depot

Both the government and the MRT3 concessionaire agree that a shutdown of the railway system could be considered if it would mean protecting the commuters from recurring glitches of the transportation sytem. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler.com

Gov't needs faster procurement system – MRT official

Sep 12, 2014 - 10:29 AM

MRT3 spokesperson Hernando Cabrera says the government needs a faster procurement system to accelerate upgrades

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#TalkThursday with MRT3 spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:51 PM

Rappler talks to MRT3 spokesperson Hernando Cabrera on the safety and operational efficiency of the train system

MRT3 operations halted over communications breakdown

Aug 23, 2014 - 1:35 PM

2nd UPDATE This is a safety issue so we have no choice but to stop operations the LRTA and MRT3 spokesperson says in explaining the decision

What caused MRT 3 accident? Gov’t begins probe

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The investigation will determine if the accident was caused by technical or human error says the LRTA

MRT 3 back to 'full operations' after cable glitch

Jun 03, 2014 - 11:14 AM

UPDATED The MRT 3 went back to full operations around 11:49 am June 3 according to their spokesperson

STALLED OPERATIONS. The MRT 3 undergoes ‘half line operations’ on Tuesday, June 3, because of a busted power line. Passengers in this photo are asked to leave the stalled trains. Photo courtesy of Zaramaine Bona

MRT, LRT fare hike public talks on Dec 12

Dec 05, 2013 - 1:30 PM

Public consultations for a proposed fare hike for the MRT 3 LRT 1 and LRT 2 will start on December 12

CONSULTATIONS. Public consultations regarding a proposed fare hike for the MRT3, LRT1, and LRT2 are set for December 12. File photo by AFP

Stray plastic mars MRT3 service

Apr 09, 2012 - 7:47 PM

A stray plastic interrupts MRT service on Easter day