LRT-2 full operations eyed to resume in 2 to 3 months


Posted at Oct 14 2019 09:26 AM | Updated as of Oct 14 2019 09:29 AM

MANILA - Full operations of the LRT-2 may be restored in 2 to 3 months, the Light Rail Transit Authority said Monday.

The LRT-2 last week resumed partial operations, servicing passengers between Recto and Cubao stations, after a fire damaged power rectifiers between Anonas and Katipunan stations.

The train line's engineers, however, are still assessing the damage, LRTA spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said.

"By Christmas 'yun ang objective natin. That is, depende sa magiging resulta ng paghihimay sa nasirang parts," he told reporters.

Cabrera said there was a "big possibility" that authorities could do a component-by-component replacement of damaged parts which would quicken the timeline of repair.

Authorities earlier said it would take 9 months before the LRT-2 could resume full operations as spare parts for the repair of the power rectifiers that caught fire would have to be ordered from other countries.

The LRTA is planning to add another train to the current 5 deployed in the LRT-2 line, Cabrera said.

--Report from Jekki Pascual, ABS-CBN News