Free rides during peak hours on all LRT, MRT lines for Independence Day
MANILA, Philippines – To celebrate independence day, rides on the LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3 will be free during peak hours on Monday, June 12.
Commuters will have free rides in all 20 stations of LRT-1 from Baclaran in Parañaque City to Roosevelt in Quezon City from 7-9 am, and from 5-7 pm, Light Rail Manila (LRMC), LRT-1 operators, announced before the long weekend.
In separate posts, the LRT-2 and MRT-3 announced they would also be offering free rides.
First trips leave the Baclaran and Roosevelt stations at 4:30 am while the last northbound trip from Baclaran leaves at 10 pm and from Roosevelt at 10:15 pm.
Earlier this week, LRMC announced that it has completed the restoration 25 light rail vehicles (LRVs), thereby expanding the current fleet of LRT1 from 77 to 102, thus allowing for more rides.
Last month, the operator also broke ground on the LRT-1’s Cavite extension which is expected to be completed by 2020.
LRMC is a consortium of Ayala Corporation, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), and the Macquarie Group. – Rappler.com