LRT to extend operating hours

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The Light Rail Transit-1 will soon extend its operating hours to increase its daily weekday trips from 512 to 554, the Department of Transportation said on Tuesday.

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Once implemented, rail commuters’ waiting period will be shortened, DOTr Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavez said.

LRT Line 1 will start morning operations from Baclaran in Parañaque City to Roosevelt Station in Quezon City at 4:30 a.m., 30 minutes earlier than the current 5 a.m. The last trip northbound, from Baclaran to Roosevelt, will be at 10 p.m., while the last train will leave the Roosevelt station at 10:15 p.m.

At present, the last trip northbound is 9:30 p.m.

For the first quarter of 2017, the LRT-1 daily ridership was 443,000, according to its operator Light Rail Manila Corporation.

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