MANILA – The Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) will be temporarily suspended during the two remaining weekends of April for continued maintenance works.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), the operator and maintenance provider of the LRT-1, said the LRT-1 will be suspended on April 17,18, 24, and 25.
“[This] will allow LRMC to complete the remaining maintenance and rehabilitation works started during the Holy Week,” the LRMC said.
These works include the maintenance of trains, stations, and various systems including the scheduled replacement of overhead catenary wires.
“The additional days will also accelerate the preparations needed for the commercial use of the new Generation-4 train sets in Q4 2021,” the LRMC said.
Affected commuters, it said, will be able to board public utility buses running on the Monumento to Edsa via Rizal Avenue/Taft Avenue route.
It said there will be no changes to the train operations of the LRT-1 on weekdays, with its northbound trains running from 4:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. and southbound trains from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
“LRMC assures that it will continue to enforce its health and safety protocols, as well as comply with IATF guidelines while performing the maintenance works during this period,” the LRMC said.
Earlier, the LRT-1 suspended its operations during the Holy Week, from March 31 to April 4, as part of its annual maintenance works. Raymond Carl Dela Cruz / PNA – northboundasia.com