MRT and LRT ops resume today


Posted at Apr 09 2012 07:52 AM | Updated as of Apr 09 2012 03:52 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The operations of the MRT-3, LRT-1 and LRT-2 resumed Monday morning after the long Lenten break.

Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said the LRT-1 and LRT-2 stations opened at 5:00 a.m. while MRT-3 stations opened at 5:30 a.m.

LRT-1 and LRT-2 were closed starting 8 p.m. on Wednesday (April 4) until Sunday (April 8).

MRT-3 operations, on the other hand, were suspended from Thursday (April 5) until Sunday (April 8).

The LRTA took advantage of the long weekend to conduct maintenance on the three transit lines.

Engr. Emerson L. Benitez, LRTA officer-in-charge, earlier said the maintenance works involve the cleaning and checking of all train facilities, systems and equipment, as well as the replacement of catenary wires and rail ballasts along critical segments.