MRT, LRT schedules for Holy Week 2019
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) will be closed for the entire Holy Week due to maintenance and rehabilitation works.
On Tuesday, March 19, the MRT3 management announced that there will be no operations from Holy Monday, April 15, to Easter Sunday, April 21.
"Due to the current degraded condition of MRT3, the 2019 Holy Week shutdown programmed maintenance activities that require longer suspension of operations," Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddes Libiran told reporters on Tuesday.
Libiran said preventive maintenance and repair activities will be done "to improve the reliability of the system."
"Some of the major works that will be done include the replacement of critical turnouts or switches, rail grinding, structural testing, and topographic survey and monitoring plan activities for MRT3 structures," she said.
The Department of Transportation will be deploying 140 buses from Holy Monday to Holy Wednesday, and Black Saturday to Easter Sunday. The rides will be available from 5 am to 9 pm.
Meanwhile, both Light Rail Transit (LRT) Lines 1 and 2 will be closed from Maundy Thursday, April 18, to Easter Sunday, April 21, to conduct maintenance works.
From Holy Monday, April 15, to Holy Wednesday, April 17, operations at the LRT1 will be from 4:30 am to 10 pm for trains going to Roosevelt Station, and from 4:30 am to 10:15 pm for rides to Baclaran Station.
At the LRT2, the last train to Recto on Wednesday will be at 7 pm, and to Santolan at 7:30 pm.
Normal operations for the 3 railway lines will resume on Monday, April 22. – Rappler.com
See the Holy Week schedules here: