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MRT3, LRT2, LRT1 suspend operations starting Aug. 4 amid MECQ imposition

The operations of Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3), Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT2), and LRT Line 1 (LRT1) will be temporarily stopped starting Tuesday, August 4, in connection with the reimposition of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

In a Twitter post, MRT3 said the operations will resume on August 18 or when Metro Manila is under general community quarantine again.


LRT2 also posted an advisory on its Twitter account.


Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) made an announcement on its Twitter account as well.

LRMC added that it will adjust its commercial operations on Monday to better prepare for the transition and allow its operations personnel to travel home safely.

"The last train will leave Baclaran at 9:30 PM, while the last train leaving Roosevelt is at 9:45 PM," it said.

Under MECQ, public transportation such as trains, buses, jeepneys, taxis, and TNVS are not allowed to ply the roads. Meanwhile, tricycles are allowed subject to guidelines of Department of the Interior and Local Government and local government units

Only those vehicles that shuttle frontliners and workers in industries allowed to operate under MECQ will be allowed to ply the roads.

President Rodrigo Duterte announced Sunday night that National Capital Region and the provinces of Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal will be under the MECQ for 15 days amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was after medical frontliners asked for Metro Manila to return to an ECQ for two weeks to give them time to rest and "recalibrate strategies" against the disease.—AOL, GMA News