LRT-2 to resume full operations ‘very soon’

It’s been a while
by Drei Laurel | Jan 19, 2021
PHOTO: Light Rail Transit Authority

The LRT-2 has seen better days.

In February 2020, portions of the train line halted operations after a fire broke out between its Katipunan and Anonas stations. This was followed by another blaze in October that caused LRT-2 Santolan to suspend its services, too. It appears there’s a light at the end of the tunnel now, and it doesn’t seem like another fire.

LRT-2 undergoing simulation tests

In a Facebook post, LRT-2 management shared footage of a train undergoing a simulation test at the line’s Santolan station “in preparation for the resumption to full-line operations very soon.” Watch:

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The train line is now testing rectifier substation (RSS) No. 5, the main cause of issues hounding the stretch from Anonas to Santolan, to evaluate its “stability and reliability.”

“It involved the normal train movement during revenue operations with passengers from Recto to Cubao stations wherein each train will unload all passengers at Cubao station and proceed to Santolan reversing for maneuvering from eastbound track to westbound track,” LRT-2 management said, explaining the test procedure in its Facebook post.

No set date for resumption of operations

Unfortunately, no date for the resumption of operations has been provided. Management did, however, tell the public to await further updates.

Man, we can’t even remember the last time we rode this thing all the way to Santolan. It seems like eons ago. Are you looking forward to riding the LRT-2 once it returns to its full operating capacity?

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