IN THE KNOW: IN VIEW OF THE MASS TESTING OF ALL RAILWAYS PERSONNEL, this will be the STATUS of OPERATIONS of the country’s FOUR (4) RAIL LINES— Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3, Light Rail Transit (LRT) Lines 1 and 2, Philippine National Railways (PNR)— starting tomorrow, 5 April 2021.
MRT-3, LRT-1, and LRT-2 will resume operations at limited capacity tomorrow, 05 April, while PNR is set to resume operations on Friday, 09 April 2021 (as the line’s personnel continue to undertake health and safety check, and COVID-19 testing).
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.
We also enjoin and encourage our commuters to fully cooperate and abide by the regulations set by our authorities, in order to help prevent the further spread of the virus.
For everyone’s guidance and information.