No MRT, LRT operations from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday — DOTC

By on April 2, 2015


Passengers desperate to catch a ride. (Photo courtesy of PhotoBucket owner)
Passengers desperate to catch a ride. (Photo courtesy of PhotoBucket owner)

MANILA — The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) and the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 (LRT 1 and 2) have suspended operations from Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday to allow management to conduct system maintenance, according to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

DOTC assured that regular trips will resume immediately after the Holy Week on April 6.

Regular trips for the MRT-3 will begin on Monday with the first train leaving North Avenue station in Quezon City at 4:40 a.m. and Taft Avenue station in Pasay City at 5:20 a.m.

On the other hand, regular trips for the LRT-1 will begin April 6 with the first train leaving Baclaran terminal at 5:00 a.m., while the last northbound train will leave Baclaran terminal at 9:30 p.m.

The last southbound train will, meanwhile, leave Roosevelt station at 10:00 p.m.

Regular trips for the LRT-2 will also begin on the same date with the first train leaving Santolan station at 5:00 a.m., while the last train leaves Santolan station at 9:30 p.m. The last train leaves Recto station at 10 p.m.

DOTC, meanwhile, advised rail passengers to check the railway authorities’ Twitter accounts Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA): @OfficialLRTA or @attycabs (LRTA Spokesperson) for updates.