No LRT-1 operations on April 17-18, 24-25

Published April 13, 2021, 5:00 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) Tuesday, (April 13) announced the temporary suspension of LRT-1 operations for two weekends this April for maintenance works.

The shutdown on April 17 – 18 and April 24 – 25, 2021 (Saturday and Sunday) will allow LRMC to complete the remaining maintenance and rehabilitation works started during the Holy Week.

The operator will conduct maintenance work on the trains, stations and various systems, including the scheduled replacement of overhead catenary wires.

LRMC is also speeding up preparations for the commercial use of the new Generation-4 train sets in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has confirmed the deployment of public utility buses, running on Route 17 (Monumento to EDSA via Rizal Avenue/Taft Avenue), to support affected commuters during the temporary weekend shutdown.

There will be no changes in the service schedule of LRT-1 on weekdays: Northbound train (4:30AM to 9:15PM), Southbound train (4:30AM to 9:30PM).

LRMC will continue to enforce its health and safety protocols, as well as comply with IATF guidelines while performing the maintenance works during this period.