Free MRT-3 rides extended until May 30

Have you taken advantage of this yet?
by Drei Laurel | Apr 27, 2022
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Metro Manila commuters are in for more savings this May as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced an extension of the MRT-3’s Libreng Sakay program.

Free rides for commuters on the MRT-3 rail line will now last until May 30, 2022. Initially, the program—which celebrates the completion of the MRT-3 Rehabilitation Project—was supposed to end on April 30.

The rail line’s free rides will continue to be available from 4:40am to 10:10pm. As of April 26, more than P7.2 million commuters have taken advantage of the MRT-3 Libreng Sakay program. Management says this initiative is more than just a token of appreciation for the rail line’s passengers, as it allows them to test the MRT-3’s performance, too.

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“We saw a definite increase in our ridership when we implemented the free rides in MRT-3,” MRT-3 officer-in-charge and director of operations Michael Capati said in a statement.

“So it was also productive on our part because we were able to test the capacity and performance of our fully rehabilitated railway system,” he added.

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With the way fuel prices are rising at the moment, finding ways like this to encourage the use of public transportation is a smart move on part of the government. Will you be taking advantage of the MRT-3’s Libreng Sakay program?

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