Museums like Casa Manila Museum, Baluarte de San Diego, and Fort Santiago in Intramuros are also offering free entrance to women in celebration of International Women’s Day.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Joan Nano)
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – More than 4,000 pieces of brand new rails for the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) have been delivered to the Philippines, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on Wednesday.
In a Facebook post, the DOTr said the rails, each measuring 18 meters long, have arrived on Tuesday at the Port of Manila from Japan. The delivery was made months ahead of the expected delivery date, the agency added.
From the Port of Manila, the Japan-made rails were transported to the Tracks Laydown Yard near the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX).
The DOTr said its installation onto the MRT-3 mainline is scheduled to begin in November if the rest of tracks are delivered in October as expected.
To avoid disruption in the line’s daily train service, the agency said, rail replacement works will only take place during non-operating hours.
The DOTr expects the new rails to reduce excess vibration of trains which cause damage to its electrical and mechanical component, and later leads to glitches or train breakdown.
The procurement of new rails is part of the ongoing comprehensive rehabilitation of the MRT-3 to bring back the railway’s high-grade design condition, according to the DOTr.
According to LRTA, students would need to avail their Student Free Ride ID/Pass by applying online. After applying online, students will receive an email on when to claim their ID. They may claim their ID at any nearest LRT station.
While the Student Free Ride ID/Pass is being processed students need to follow these steps to avail the free ride.
Show your school ID to the station teller at the Student Free Ride designated station.
Claim the Student Free Ride Ticket (SFRT).
Show your school ID and SFRT to the security guard at the service/staff gate.
Before leaving the station, students have to show their school ID to the security guard at the service/staff gate and surrender their SFRT at the designated drop box.
For lost SFRT, there will be a penalty of P30.00.—AAC
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