MANILA - The MRT-3 will offer free rides for minors or those 18 years old and under on Nov. 6, in celebration of National Children's Month, the railway said on Monday.
On Tuesday, minors can ride the train for free from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Students only need to present their school ID to avail of a free ride, the MRT-3 said on its official Facebook page.
The MRT-3 management assured commuters that its operations would not be hampered by the replacement of its rails, which will begin Monday night.
The project will cover the whole 17-kilometer track of the railway and will be undertaken from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. gradually and per section.
The agency targets to complete the project by the second quarter of 2021.
Once completed, trains will be able to run on the tracks at 60 kilometers per hour from 30 kph, with a headway of 3.5 minutes from 7.5 minutes and a capacity of 600,000 passengers from the current 300,000, the MRT-3 said.