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LRT2 to implement 'degraded ops' from June 12 to 22

LRT2 to implement 'degraded ops' from June 12 to 22

The Light Rail Transit Line 2 is implementing "degraded operations" on Saturday, June 12, until June 22.

In an advisory posted on Twitter, the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) said the degraded operations are “in preparation for the opening of the East Extension Project.”

It said that train service will only be available from Araneta Center-Cubao to Recto station and vice versa.

“No train operations from Araneta Center-Cubao to Santolan and vice versa on the above-stated dates,” the LRTA said.

The LRT2 East Extension Project, which extended the rail line all the way to Antipolo, Rizal, is scheduled to be operational on June 23.

The LRT2's new stations, the Marikina Station and Antipolo Station, will serve commuters from Recto, Manila going to Masinag, Antipolo, and back.

The line’s project is expected to cut travel time between Manila and Antipolo from the previous three hours by bus or jeepney, to only 40 minutes.

Free rides on Independence Day

Meanwhile, MRT3 is offering free rides from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m, and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in celebration of the 123rd Independence Day. 

LRT1 is also giving free rides from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 12. -MDM, GMA News