Rail services suspended during Holy Week: DOTr

Rail services suspended during Holy Week: DOTr

MANILA – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday released the maintenance schedule of the Philippine National Railways (PNR), the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1), and the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) and their scheduled suspension of services for the Holy Week.

In a Facebook post, the DOTr said the suspension of these four rail services gives way to their yearly maintenance.

For the PNR, there will be no train operations beginning April 1 until April 3 except for the Calamba– Tutuban trip on April 1.

On April 4, most PNR routes remain suspended except for the resumption of operations of the Tutuban– Alabang, Tutuban– Calamba, Tutuban–Gov. Pascual, Gov. Pascual–Bicutan, and Naga–Sisipot routes.

“Regular operations will resume on April 5, 2021,” the DOTr said.

For the MRT-3, its annual scheduled maintenance and suspension of services will begin on March 30 and end on April 4, with regular operations to also resume on April 5.

For the LRT-1, it will remain operational on March 29 and 30 with its first commercial trains to depart Baclaran and Balintawak stations at 4:30 a.m. and last commercial trips to depart at 10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. respectively.

Suspension of train operations for the LRT-1 will begin on March 31 and end on April 4.

The LRT-2 will also remain operational on March 29 and 30, with its first commercial trip to leave the Recto and Santolan stations at 5 a.m. and last commercial trips to depart at 9 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. Last commercial trips to depart at 8 p.m. for both stations on March 30.

The LRT-2 will also suspend train operations beginning March 31 until April 4.

The Holy Week is the week leading up to Easter Sunday, with Maundy Thursday (April 1) and Good Friday both regular holidays while Black Saturday is a special non-working holiday. (PNA)

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