MANILA, Philippines — After completing and passing all systems checks conducted earlier today, operations of the MRT-3, LRT-1, LRT-2 and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) resumed today Friday (November 13).
This, after services were suspended due to the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) assured that all vital equipment such as tracks, signaling, power cables, overhead catenary and station equipment in each of the train systems were found to be functional and in good condition.
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday announced that the operations of Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3), both lines 1 and 2 of Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Philippine National Railways (PNR) are suspended due to the effects of Typhoon Ulysses.
In an advisory, the DOTr said the railway operations will remain suspended “until further notice.”
“We will advise resumption of railway operations once all systems checks are done and cleared,” it added.
Managers of rail lines also reiterated the announcement on their respective social media accounts and advised commuters to continue monitoring their pages for updates.
Ulysses battered Metro Manila and parts of Luzon and Visayas, bringing howling winds and torrential rains that caused widespread flooding and landslide in many areas.
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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