Heads up, commuters: The MRT-3 will be suspending its operations on November 14-15 and 28-30. This will be done in order to make way for rehabilitation and maintenance procedures that the Sumitomo-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will conduct along the train line.
This was the same temporary shutdown that was initially scheduled on October 31 but had to be pushed back due to the recent typhoon. Now, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is looking to push through with its new plans.
Apart from bushing unit replacements that will be done to the trains, the turnouts near the Taft Avenue station will also be repaired—specifically, the 2A and 2B turnout sections. You can check out the announcement below:
At the start of the month, the DOTr also deployed its 50kph trains. Come December, the agency is hoping to increase the regular operating speed to 60kph. With that, here’s to hoping that these upcoming repairs will help further improve the MRT-3’s current operations.
What say you, commuters? Tell us in the comments. Likewise, if you or anyone you know rides the train regularly these days, we suggest you spread the word. It’s better people if people will be able to plan their trips ahead of time, especially amid this ongoing pandemic.