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New system can determine arrival and departure time of LRT-2 trains

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, 5 May 2017 05:40 PM

MANILA – The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) launches today a system called Passenger Assist Rail Display.

The new system would allow passengers determine the time of arrival and departure of trains in every LRT-2 station.

The LTRA will install 40 monitors in each train of LRT-2 that can display the cause of delay in each trip.

Of the ten trains of the LRT-2, only one has been installed with the Passenger Assist Rail Display system which will be fully operational in June.

After the installation of all monitors, the developer plans to create a mobile application that passengers can install in their cellphones.

“It will include announcements, emergency situations. All administrative announcements of LRTA can be coursed through this part,” LRT Administrator Gen. Reynaldo Berroya said.  – Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

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Expect ‘cooler’ trains as AC units undergo repair — LRTA

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, 8 March 2019 04:50 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Passengers taking Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 are expected to ‘sweat no more’ as the trains’ air conditioning units (ACU) undergo repair.

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) on its website said the company’s “Engineering and Maintenance Team has started re-engineering the control board module of the trains ACU to temporarily address the problem”.

The LRTA clarified, however, that the repairs are only temporary as old ACU will soon be replaced by new ones.

“Expect a cooler and more comfortable journey this second week of June as we exhaust all efforts to fix our trains. We expect to finish the re-engineering works within the next six weeks,” LRTA said. – Marje Pelayo

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Authorities ban bottled drinks on MRT, LRT trains

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, 31 January 2019 02:31 PM

The third set of MRT-3 trains that were purchased from Chinese firm CCRC Dalian

MANILA, Philippines – Commuters are advised not to bring bottled drinks inside stations of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) as part of authorities’ intensified security measures following a series of attacks in Mindanao.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has placed the entire Metro Manila under heightened alert status following the Jolo church bombing on Sunday (January 28).

The measure, the PNP said, aims to prevent the entry of dangerous chemicals in train stations contained in plastic bottles that can be used to harm and jeopardize the safety of the riding public. – UNTV News and Rescue

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Free MRT, LRT rides on Independence day

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 11 June 2018 03:40 PM


QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Commuters may avail of free train rides tomorrow, June 12, coinciding with the commemoration of Independence Day.

Free rides are available in two schedules at all stations of LRT Lines 1 and 2, and MRT3.

Services are free from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – UNTV News & Rescue

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