LRT-1 cancels April 24-25 service suspension

Published April 20, 2021, 8:52 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Light Rail Transit (LRT)-1 operations will no longer be suspended this weekend, April 24 – 25, 2021, because its operator completed the maintenance works ahead of schedule, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) today (April 20) announced.

Earlier, LRMC declared it will need two weekends in April to complete the remaining maintenance of trains, stations, and various systems including overhead catenary system started during the Holy Week.

The operator performs major rehabilitation works on the line continuously to ensure the safety and reliability of the LRT-1 system.

“We recognize the role of public transport in ensuring the mobility of essential services and understand the needs of our commuters this pandemic,” according to LRMC Chief Operating Officer Enrico Benipayo.

“Our Engineering team did their best to accelerate and compress activities through improved planning and coordination,” he explained.

Hence, “LRT-1 will no longer need another 1-weekend shutdown and will be back to serve our passengers this coming weekend.”

There will be no changes in the service schedule of LRT-1.

The last trip leaving Baclaran Station is at 9:15 PM, while the last train leaves Balintawak Station at 9:30 PM.

The first train for both northbound and southbound trips of LRT-1 starts at 4:30 AM daily.