According to an announcement made via the MRT-3’s official Facebook page, the maintenance shutdown will last from April 15 to 21, 2019. That’s Holy Monday until Easter Sunday. MRT-3 operations resume on April 22, Monday.
“Maintenance works that will be done during the one-week suspension of revenue operations include rail grinding, rail cascading, replacement of turnouts, structural testing, and other general maintenance activities on our trains, electrical systems, and other MRT-3 subsystems,” the announcement reads.
“We ask for the understanding and patience of our commuters as we take the necessary maintenance measures towards making MRT-3 more reliable and efficient, parallel with our comprehensive rehabilitation and overhaul of the entire system.”
You can check out the full announcement in the Facebook post embedded below:
So, it looks like MRT-3 regulars will need to find some other means of getting around this coming Holy Week. Will you be staying in Metro Manila during the holiday?