MANILA - Eighteen trains were reported to be running on Thursday night, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.
The last time MRT reached this number of running trains was on November 16, 2017, according to MRT operations.
Last month, the MRT recorded 16 operational trains after its annual Holy Week maintenance.
Metro Manila's main railway, which ferries 500,000 people on average daily, had operated only up to 10 trains at a time in recent months, causing long passenger queues.
Trains also suffered chronic breakdowns, forcing many passengers to disembark and walk on the tracks.
--Report from Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News