Railway services in Metro Manila will be suspended for a few days in observance of the Holy Week and for their annual maintenance activities, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Sunday.
The Metro Rail Transit-Line 3 (MRT 3) and the Light Rail Transit-Line 2 (LRT2) will be closed from April 13 (Holy Wednesday) to April 17 (Easter Sunday). Regular operations are expected to resume on April 18.
On April 12, Holy Tuesday, LRT2 operations will run from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. while MRT3 operations will follow the normal schedule.
Philippine National Railways, meanwhile, will halt its operations from April 14 (Maundy Thursday) to April 16 (Black Saturday). Normal operations will resume on April 17, Easter Sunday.
The management of Light Rail Transit-1 (LRT1) earlier announced that operations will be suspended from April 14 (Maundy Thursday) to April 17 (Easter Sunday) to give way to its annual maintenance activities.
From April 11 to 13, LRT1 operating hours will start at 4:30 a.m. The last train from Baclaran Station will operate at 9:15 p.m., while that from Balintawak Station will be at 9:30 p.m.
Regular LRT1 operations will resume on Monday, April 18, according to the DOTr.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board earlier said that it will go on heightened alert as the volume of commuters is expected to increase for travel during Holy Week and the summer season. —Mel Matthew Doctor/KG, GMA News