LRT-1 Roosevelt Station to temporarily close for Common Station construction

Robie de Guzman   •   August 6, 2020   •   1080

MANILA, Philippines – The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) on Thursday announced the temporary closure of the Light Rail Transit line 1 (LRT-1) Roosevelt Station to give way to the government’s construction of the Common Station project.

In an advisory, the LRMC said the LRT-1 Roosevelt Station will be closed beginning September 5 until December 28, 2020.

The Common Station, also known as the Unified Grand Central Station, is a project that will connect the systems of LRT-1, Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3), and MRT-7.

It is one of the big-ticket projects of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to enable passengers to seamlessly transfer from one rail line to another.

During the station’s closure, the last stop of LRT-1 will be Balintawak station northbound.

The LRMC said it previously planned to provide a Roosevelt shuttle train for passengers but it will no longer be pursued due to existing circumstances brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

It added that is coordinating with the DOTr and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority for the Bus Augmentation Project to support commuters from the Roosevelt area.

“The rest of our stations from Baclaran to Balintawak will be operational and we will continue to serve our LRT-1 passengers. We assure the public that this will only be temporary and the construction of the Common Station, in the long run, will give passengers a more comfortable and reliable commuting experience,” LRMC Chief Operating Officer Enrico Benipayo said.

The public is advised to monitor the agency’s official social media accounts for passenger advisories, any change in schedule, and plan trips ahead during this period.

LRT-1 ops suspended on April 17-18, 24-25

Robie de Guzman   •   April 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) on Tuesday announced the temporary suspension of LRT-1 operations for the next two weekends this month to give way to maintenance works.

In an advisory, the LRMC said the temporary shutdown will be implemented on April 17 to 18 and April 24 to 25.

The rail management said the shutdown will allow them to complete the remaining maintenance and rehabilitation works that started during the Lenten week break.

“The works to be carried out during this period would cover the maintenance of trains, stations, and various systems including the scheduled replacement of overhead catenary wires,” the LRMC said.

“The additional days will also accelerate the preparations needed for the commercial use of the new Generation-4 train sets in Q4 2021,” it added.

The rail management said that there will be no changes in the service schedule of LRT-1 on weekdays: Northbound train (4:30AM to 9:15PM), Southbound train (4:30AM to 9:30PM).

The Department of Transportation has confirmed the deployment of public utility buses, running on Route 17 (Monumento to EDSA via Rizal Avenue/Taft Avenue), to support affected commuters during the temporary weekend shutdown, it added.

The LRMC assured 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.

 

Metro railways to operate at limited capacity starting April 5

UNTV News   •   April 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s major railways will scale-down their operations starting Monday, April 5, as train personnel continue to undergo testing for COVID-19, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced Sunday.

“We should not compromise the health, safety, and security of the traveling public and our working people. That is a non-negotiable position,” DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said.

MRT-3, LRT-1, and LRT-2 will resume operations at limited capacity tomorrow, April 5, while the Philippine National Railways (PNR) is set to resume operations on Friday, 09 April 2021.

MRT-3 will deploy 10 to 12 trains. Affected passengers will be assisted and served by augmenting buses running on the EDSA Carousel route.

Meanwhile, LRT-2 line will be deploying five (5) trains on its limited operations, and displaced passengers will be accommodated by existing bus routes 9 and 10.

For LRT-1, 17 trains will be deployed, and affected passengers will be accommodated by buses running on Route 17 (Monumento-EDSA via Rizal Avenue/Taft Avenue).

PNR will resume operations on Friday, 09 April 2021, and will be deploying 10-12 trains.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has directed to ensure the isolation/quarantine of the following personnel:

  1. Those who tested positive
  2. Those who are still awaiting test results
  3. Those identified as close contacts of confirmed cases
  4. Employees exhibiting any symptom of COVID-19

With the resumption of railway operations, the DOTr and its Railways Sector assures the public that it will strictly observe the health and safety protocols, measures, and initiatives, to protect the overall welfare of the riding public and personnel, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Biyahe ng mga tren ng MRT-3 suspendido na simula ngayong araw

Robie de Guzman   •   March 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Muling nagpaalala sa publiko ang pamunuan ng Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) na wala nang biyahe ang kanilang mga tren simula ngayong Martes, Marso 30.

Una nang inanunsiyo ng MRT-3 management na pansamantalang ititigil ang kanilang operasyon mula Marso 30 hanggang Abril 4 upang bigyang-daan ang taunang maintenance at rehabilitation activities sa linya ng tren.

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WALANG BIYAHE ang mga tren ng MRT-3 simula bukas,ika-30 ng Marso, hanggang ika-4 ng Abril 2021, upang…

Posted by DOTr MRT-3 on Sunday, March 28, 2021

Kabilang sa mga aktibidad na gagawin sa linya ang pagpapalit ng mga railway turnouts o switches, pagkakabit ng mga bagong point machine, pagpapalit ng ACU Filters, at paglalagay ng CCTVs.

Kailangan ding palitan ang insulation sleeves ng Overhead Catenary System (OCS) at pagpipintura sa OCS corroded equipment, at iba pa.

Ang pagkukumpuni ay gagawin ng maintenance provider ng MRT-3 na Sumitomo-MHI-TESP.

Nakatakadang magbalik-operasyon ang MRT-3 sa Lunes, ika-5 ng Abril 2021.

Ang Light Rail Transit line 1 at 2, pati na rin ang Philippine National Railways ay una nang nag-anunsiyo ng temporary suspension ng kanilang mga biyahe para bigyang-daan ang maintenance ng mga tren ngayong Lenten week.

Samantala, bilang ayuda sa Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs) na pinahihintulutang makabiyahe ngayong naka-enhanced community quarantine ang NCR Plus, sinabi ng MRT-3 na tuloy rin ang paglulunsad ng EDSA Bus Carousel Augmentation kasabay ng shutdown.

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