MRT3 offers free rides for more than a month

MRT3 offers free rides for more than a month

With the riding public in mind for them to fully enjoy the refurbished MRT-3, President Duterte offered them free rides for over a month during the relaunch of the newly-rehabilitated MRT-3 last Friday, March 22.

“Secretary [Arthur] Tugade and I decided that the MRT-3 rides will be free, hindi naman (not) forever – from March 28 to April 30, 2022,” PRRD said in the presence of transportation officials and diplomats who rode with him on the new train.

Tugade said the upgrades include an increase in train speed, from 25 kilometers per hour to a maximum of 60 kilometers per hour even as commuters will now also wait only eight to 10 minutes for the next train to arrive. From just 10 to 15 trains operating daily, the line now has 22 trains, doubling the daily passenger limit, from 300,000 to 600,000.

The start of the free ride operation starts in time for PRRD’s 78th birthday on March 28, 2022 until April 30, 2022.

(Jhun Mabanag/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/ai/mtvn)

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