LRT-1 trains back to normal speed


The Light Rail Manila Consortium (LRMC), operator of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1), resumed the trains normal speed to 40 kph from 25 kph after fixing what it termed as “signaling fault” on Thursday.

“LRT-1 resumes to normal operation of 40 kph,” the management said on its official Twitter account, noting that normal operations resumed at 1:47 p.m. Thursday.

The management was forced to slow down speed of the trains to 25 kph at 8:19 a.m. Thursday after a reported systems-wide signaling fault.

It did not detail the signaling fault but said it (slow down) was necessary to ensure the safety of passengers.

A team of engineers fixed the rail system’s problem, it said.

The consortium, led by Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) and Ayala Corp., assumed LRT-1 operations and maintenance from the LRT Authority (LRTA) last Sept. 12.
As concessionaire, LRMC will operate and maintain LRT-1 for 32 years.



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