The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) will replace the rails of the northbound tracks between Taft and Magallanes stations during the weekend but regular operating hours will be observed on Saturday, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said on Thursday.
DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said because of the repair, rail operations will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 22.
“This is part of our continuing efforts to enhance the safety of the MRT-3 system. Our aim is to cause the least inconvenience to our passengers,” Abaya said.
The repair work involves replacing about 192 meters of rails between Taft and Magallanes Stations. MRT Line 3 runs from North Avenue in Quezon City to Taft Avenue in Pasay City.
About 500,000 passengers ride the MRT Line 3 everyday but it’s capacity is only for 350,000 passengers.
Meanwhile, the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) on Thursday said the operations of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines 1 and 2 will be suspended during the Holy Week to give way to its annual maintenance work.
In an advisory, the LRTA said LRT lines will have no operations from April 2 (Maundy Thursday) to April 5 (Easter Sunday).