Pamahalaan, pinagpapaliwanag ng Korte Suprema sa MRT-LRT fare hike

admin   •   January 14, 2015   •   2723

Supreme Court Spokesperson Atty. Theodore Te

MANILA, Philippines – Isa sa mga tinalakay ng Supreme Court en banc sa pagbabalik-sesyon ngayong Martes ang mga petisyong inihain laban sa taas-pasahe sa Metro Rail Transit (MRT) at Light Rail Transit (LRT).

Subalit bigo pa ring maglabas ng temporary restraining order (TRO) ang kataas-taasang hukuman sa fare increase ng Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

Sa halip ay pinagsusumite ng SC ang pamahalaan ng kanilang komento sa mga petisyong kumukuwestyon sa legalidad ng pagpapatupad ng fare increase sa loob ng sampung araw.

Ayon kay SC Spokesperson Atty. Theodore Te, kabilang sa mga pinagkokomento ng korte sina DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, LRTA Administrator Honorito Chaneco, MRT 3 Officer-in Charge Renato San Jose, MRT Corporation, at ang Light Rail Manila Consortium.

“Required respondents to submit comment… period of 10 days after receipt of notice,” pahayag nito.

Ang apat na petisyon laban sa MRT at LRT fare increase ay inihain ni dating Iloilo Representative Augusto Syjuco at ng mga grupong Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), Bayan Muna, ABAKADA at United Filipino Consumers and Commuters (UFCC).

Ayon kay Bayan Secretary-General Renato Reyes Jr., umaasa pa rin silang papaboran ng mga mahistrado ang hinihinging TRO.

“Ang kawalan ng TRO ay malaking dagok sa commuters. Talagang hahaba pa ang kanilang pagdurusa,” ani Reyes.

“Kami po ay handa sa anumang sitwasyon, oral arguments kaya naming harapin sa senado, kongreso, kay Pangulong Aquino, at ipakita na mali itong fare increase,” giit pa nito.

Samantala, iginagalang naman ng Malakanyang ang naging desisyon ng Korte Suprema kaugnay ng pagtataas ng pasahe sa MRT at LRT.

“Mainam na pagkakataon yan para maliwanagan ang sambayanan kung ano ang mga kadahilanan na ipinapatupad ito, at ano naman ang katuwiran ng mga tumatanggi o di sangayon dito,” pahayag ni PCOO Secretary Herminio Sonny Coloma Jr. (Bianca Dava / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

MRT-3, LRT limit operations until Jan. 1

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 31, 2020

The Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) 1 and 2 will limit their operating hours until January 1.

MRT-3 will only be able to accommodate passengers in North Avenue Station until 7:45 p.m. from Thursday (December 31). The last trip in Taft Avenue Station is at 8:25 p.m.

On January 1, the first trip will open at 6:30 a.m. in North Avenue and Taft Avenue Stations while the last trip is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. in North and Taft Avenues, respectively.

For passengers at LRT-1, train operations will be until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday while the last trip at LRT-2 is at 7:30 p.m. AAC

LRT-1 to shorten service hours on Dec. 24 and 31

Marje Pelayo   •   December 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) announced that it will shorten its service hours on December 24 and December 31.

In an advisory on Tuesday (December 22), the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) said its stations will open on a regular schedule but will close earlier on the said days both declared as special non-working holidays under Proclamation No. 845.

The LRMC said trains will run from 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. both bounds on December 24 while schedule will be from 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. both bounds December 31.

Meanwhile, regular operating hours will be implemented on December 25 and January 1 and on weekends with the first train to dispatch from 4:30 a.m. (Balintawak station) and the last train leaves at 9:45 p.m. 

Likewise, the first train from Baclaran leaves at 4:30 a.m. and the last train leaves at 9:30 p.m.

This is 30 minutes earlier than the regular weekday schedule when the last train at Baclaran station leaves at 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm from Balintawak station.

Meanwhile, the train operator said Roosevelt Station will remain temporarily closed “until further notice” as construction of the government’s Common Station or the Unified Grand Central Station is ongoing.

The said common station will connect the LRT-1, MRT-3, and MRT-7.

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DOTr light rail system suspends operations due to Typhoon Rolly

Maris Federez   •   November 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation has announced the suspension of operations of the country’s light rail system amid the onslaught of Typhoon Rolly.

“In line with the latest severe weather bulletin issued by PAGASA placing Metro Manila under Signal Number 4, please be informed that LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3 will suspend their respective operations effective immediately,” the DOTr advisory released on Saturday (Nov. 1) said.

It further notified the public that the PNR is likewise preparing for suspension of operations.

The notice, however, clarified that passengers and employees who are already on trains and stations will be ferried to their destinations.

The latest Pagasa bulletin announced that Metro Manila is under TCWS #4. As such, winds of greater than 171 km/h up to 220 km/h may be expected in at least 12 hours.

Typhoon Rolly is expected to bring very heavy damage to high–risk structures. — /mbmf

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