Floods limit train operations on Tutuban-Sucat line
Flooded tracks in Muntinlupa City forced the Philippine National Railways (PNR) to limit its commuter train operations on Monday on the Manila-Sucat line.
On its Twitter account, the PNR said as of 11 a.m., the railroad tracks at Cupang in Sucat were still submerged.
"(As of 11 a.m.), the PNR commuter has been limited to Tutuban-Sucat only. Tracks in Bgy. Cupang, Sucat still submerged," the PNR said.
The PNR earlier warned of possible intermittent service because of floods.
Since last week, the PNR's operations had been disrupted due to heavy rain and floods brought by an enhanced monsoon.
PAGASA had warned of more rain as tropical storm "Helen" (Kai-tak) enhances the monsoon.
The PNR said the flooding of the tracks in Cupang in Muntinlupa had occurred during "Ondoy" in 2009, but unlike before, the water did not subside as quickly.
"In fact it is almost at stagnant level. So the effect on the PNR commuter trips is just an experience this year," the PNR said.
The PNR said the engineering solution to the flooded tracks in Cupang and Putatan in Muntinlupa is to elevate the tracks.
"But the immediate action being taken is to adjust the route and limit it up to Sucat only," it said. - VVP, GMA News
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