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MRT-3 offers free rides to women

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2019

MRT Taft Avenue Station

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Women who are taking the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) on Friday morning (March 8) need not pay for their train fare.

This is the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) way of celebrating International Women’s Day.

Free rides begin at 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and will resume at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Aside from MRT-3, Pasig River Ferry Service is also offering free rides to female passengers on Friday.

READ: Women to get free ferry rides, Intramuros museum access on March 8

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)

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PWDs to enjoy free rides at LRT-2, MRT-3 on July 17

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Persons with Disability (PWD) may avail LRT-2 and MRT-3’s free ride on Wednesday (July 17) in celebration of the 41st National Disability Prevention and Disability Week,

LOOK: FREE RIDES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY pic.twitter.com/3eDrFxtjqq— LRT2 (@OfficialLRTA) July 16, 2019

According to LRT-2’s Twitter post, PWD can avail the free ride from 10 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. They would only need to present their PWD identification card.

MRT-3 also reminds to present PWD ID to the security guard at the service gate to avail the free ride. They will also offer free ride from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.—AAC

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DOTr expects to install new MRT-3 rails starting November

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Courtesy: DOTr MRT-3 Facebook page

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.

TALAGANG GOOD ANG MORNING!DUMATING NA sa Pilipinas ang buong shipment ng mga BAGONG RILES para sa MRT-3! Dumaong ang…

Posted by Department of Transportation – Philippines on Tuesday, 9 July 2019

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.

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How to avail the DOTr student free ride

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2019

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: Passengers inside an MRT coach on a rush hour ride

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) began the implementation of the Student free Ride Program on Monday (July 1).

READ: Students to get free train rides, airport and seaport terminal fees — 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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