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'Catenary issues' limit LRT1 operations


Operations of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1) were "limited" on Tuesday afternoon due to "catenary issues," the Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) announced.

In its Twitter account, LRT1 said a 5 kilometer per hour speed restriction was implemented from Baclaran to Roosevelt at 2:14 p.m.

It added that a technician was already working on the affected coach located between Baclaran and EDSA station northbound.

At 2:22 p.m., a stop for safety was placed from Baclaran to Roosevelt. Due to this, passengers were advised to allow additional travel time of 15 minutes.

Though the issue was fixed as of 2:42 p.m., another technical issue was reported at 2:49 p.m.

“A stop for safety has been put in place from Baclaran to Roosevelt. Technician is already on board working the fault of affected train located between Baclaran & Edsa station NB. Please allow additional travel time of about 15 minutes,” it said.

At 2:57 p.m, LRT1 allowed limited operations from Gil Puyat to Roosevelt.

"Our engineering team is onsite working on the catenary issues at EDSA Station. Apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience," the advisory read.

As of 4:00 p.m., the LRMC reported a "moderate to heavy" volume of passengers from G. Puyat to Roosevelt station and vice versa.

LRT1 resumed full operation at 4:38 p.m.

The LRT, along with the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3), and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) resumed operations on June 1, 2020, following the months-long suspension due to quarantines to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.—Jon Viktor Cabuenas and Joahna Lei Casilao/AOL, GMA News
 

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