By Glen S. Ramos
CLARK, Pampanga – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) today announced that it will be suspending operations of the country’s rail lines during the Holy Week to allow for the annual maintenance and rehabilitation works.
The Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3), which runs from the North Avenue Station to the Taft Avenue Station, will have its scheduled maintenance and rehabilitation from 30 March 2021 (Holy Tuesday) to 04 April 2021 (Easter Sunday).
The Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1), which runs from Baclaran in Parañaque to Monumento in Caloocan, has scheduled its maintenance works from 31 March to 04 April 2021.
The Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT-2) will also be suspending its operations from 31 March to 04 April 2021. This will give way for the rail line’s annual maintenance activities at the mainline and depot.
The LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3 lines will resume operations on 5 April 2021 (Monday).
Meanwhile, the Philippine National Railways (PNR) will also be suspending its operations on 01 April 2021, except for the Calamba-Tutuban route. The railway will then suspend all train operations from 02 April to 03 April 2021.
On 04 April 2021 (Easter Sunday), the PNR will immediately resume operations on the following routes: Tutuban-Alabang and vice versa, Tutuban-Calamba and vice versa, Tutuban-Gov. Pascual and vice versa, Gov. Pascual-Bicutan and vice versa, and Naga-Sipocot and vice versa.
The railway will resume normal train operations on Monday, 05 April 2021. (AI/MTVN)