The LRT-2 resumed regular hours today, May 1, after weeks of truncated operations due to a high number of COVID-19 cases among personnel.
The first trains now depart from both Santolan and Recto stations at 5am. The last train from Santolan leaves at 8:30pm, while Recto’s last train departs at 9pm. Previously, the LRT-2 was open from 6am to 6pm only.
During the first week of April, LRT-2 employees underwent testing following a surge in COVID-19 cases. As some staff members were recovering or isolating at home, train services were limited and hours were shortened to curb the spread of the virus. Commuters affected during this time were advised to take buses.
Passengers are reminded to wear face masks plus face shields at all times. Frequent disinfection and proper physical distancing in the station and on trains will be strictly implemented.
NOTE: This article first appeared on Reportr.world. Minor edits have been made.