MRT sets 7-day shutdown during Holy Week


Posted at Mar 19 2019 02:02 PM

MANILA -- The Metro Rail Transit will be closed from April 15 to 21 for its annual maintenance during Holy Week, its management said Tuesday.

The maintenance shutdown will start on Holy Monday and will last until Easter Sunday, longer than previous years, which lasted for five days.

"Maintenance works that will be done during the one week suspension of revenue operations include rail grinding, rail cascading, replacement of turnouts, structural testing, and other general maintenance activities on our trains, electrical systems, and other MRT-3 subsystems," the MRT said in a tweet.

Operations will resume on April 22, the MRT said.