The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said the fifth and sixth instalments of the 48 light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) will be assembled on Sunday.
The DOTC said it will be unloading and putting together the LRVs at the MRT3 Taft Avenue station.
The innermost lane of EDSA southbound near the intersection of EDSA and Taft Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. on Saturday to 12 p.m. on Sunday 12 to ensure the safety of motorists near the work site, DOTC said.
“The public and all concerned motorists are hereby advised to take alternative routes to and from their destinations,” an advisory from the DOTC read.
Once the LRVs are fully assembled and the necessary checks on the electrical and other components are completed, the train coaches will be subjected to static and dynamic testing to ensure the reliability of parts.
The 48 new LRVs are part of the DOTC MRT-3 capacity expansion project, which aims to decongest the metropolis’ busiest railway system by boosting its capacity to over 800,000 daily passengers.