LIST: MRT-3 train service schedule this holiday

Marje Pelayo   •   December 13, 2019   •   891

MANILA, Philippines — The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) management has released the train service schedule for the holiday season.

Specifically, trains will have shortened operating hours on December 24, 25, 31, and on January 1.

Such adjustment is to give way for the replacement of the trains’ dilapidated rails, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

MRT-3 train service schedule this holiday season will be as follows:

December 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 26 and 27

  • First Train

North Avenue station to Taft Avenue Station starts at 4:40 a.m.

Taft Avenue station to North Avenue Station starts at 5:41 a.m.

  • Last Train

North Avenue station to Taft Avenue Station leaves at 9:10 p.m.

Taft Station to North Avenue Station leaves at 10:11 p.m.

December 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30

  • First Train

North Avenue station to Taft Avenue Stations leaves at 4:40 a.m.

Taft Avenue station to North Avenue Station leaves at 5:37 a.m.

  • Last train

North Avenue station to Taft Avenue station leaves at 9:10 p.m.

Taft Avenue station to North Avenue Station leaves at 10:11 p.m.

December 24 and 31

  • First Train

North Avenue station to Taft Avenue Stations leaves at 4:40 a.m.

Taft Avenue station to North Avenue Station leaves at 5:37 a.m.

  • Last Train

North Avenue station to Taft Avenue station leaves at 7:45 p.m.

Taft Avenue station to North Avenue station leaves at 8:42 p.m.

December 25

  • First Train

North Avenue and Taft Avenue stations leave at 6:30 a.m.

  • Last Train

North Avenue station to Taft Avenue Station leaves at 9:10 p.m.

Taft Avenue station to North Avenue station leaves at 10:11 p.m.

January 1

  • First Train

North Avenue and Taft Avenue stations leave at 6:30 a.m.

  • Last train

Taft Avenue station to North Avenue station leaves at 10:11 p.m.

January 2 and 3

  • First Train

North Avenue station to Taft Avenue Station starts at 4:40 a.m.

Taft Avenue station to North Avenue Station starts at 5:41 a.m.

  • Last train

North Avenue station to Taft Avenue station leaves at 9:10 p.m.

Taft Avenue station to North Avenue Station leaves at 10:11 p.m.

MRT-3 reschedules weekend suspension of operations

Robie de Guzman   •   July 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) on Thursday said it has rescheduled its weekend suspension of operations for rail replacement works.

In an advisory, the management of the MRT-3 said it moved the schedule to October to November “Upon the recommendation of maintenance provider Sumitomo-MHI-TESP.”

The MRT-3 rail replacement works was originally set for August to September.

The maintenance provider, meanwhile, assured that the new schedule will not affect the target date of completion for the rail replacement works and increase of train speed.

MRT-3 to operate at reduced capacity as COVID-19 cases in depot rise to 127

Maris Federez   •   July 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The MRT management will limit the number of trains in operation starting July 6.

This after a number of its personnel tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total of positive cases to 127, a Department of Transportation (DOTr) advisory said.

Initial report said the 127 cases consist of 124 Sumitomo Depot personnel and 3 MRT-3 Depot personnel who will be placed under mandatory quarantine and medication.

DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said that with the guidance of the IATF-EID and upon the advice of Sumitomo-MHI, MRT-3 will be able to continue operations, with the possibility of reducing capacity or with fewer trains.

“Sumitomo requested to discuss on a day-by-day basis the level of operations that they can sustain as results of the mass swab testing continue to be released. In the meantime, Sumitomo advised that they are able to continue with operations to service MRT-3’s tens of thousands of passengers, although at a reduced level,” said Usec Batan.

“While we try to do our best to keep the same maintenance performance through this week, we would like to discuss with DOTr MRT3 office day by day, how much maintenance level we would be able to keep, in view of the number of COVID-19 infected people,” said Masanori Honda of Sumitomo.

The advisory also said that “to augment MRT-3’s further reduced capacity due to the quarantine of some of its depot personnel, DOTr will be boosting its Bus Augmentation Program and EDSA Busway service, in coordination with the DOTr Road Sector, LTFRB, and MMDA.”

“Per guidance of the IATF-EID, additional measures and precautions will be taken during MRT-3’s reduced operations, including requiring full PPE for stations and depot personnel, limiting movement of depot personnel to their immediate areas of responsibility, increased disinfection activities, and heightened monitoring and screening of symptoms among all personnel,” the advisory further read.

Meanwhile, MRT reminds the public that it will suspend operation on July 4 and 5 to give way to their rail replacement activities. —(with details from Joan Nano) /mbmf

MRT-3 orders sanction on security guard caught jogging on train tracks

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 27, 2020

The management Merto Rail Transit (MRT-3) has ordered Kaizen Security Agency to sanction the security guard caught on video jogging on the MRT-3 train tracks.

Based on the management’s initial investigation, the individual in the viral video is a security guard from Kaizen Security Agency who is assigned at MRT-3 Ortigas Station.

“This action is prohibited and will not be tolerated. Thus, the MRT-3 Management has immediately directed Kaizen to apply the necessary sanctions against the guard involved,” their statement reads.

The MRT-3 reminded their personnel to be more cautious of their actions and “follow all rules and regulations enforced by the management to avoid this kind of scenario.” AAC (with reports from Joan Nano)

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