MRT-3 to cease operations from March 30 to April 4 for rehab works

For those of you still taking the train
by Drei Laurel | Mar 16, 2021
PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño

Still braving the MRT-3 despite the surge in COVID-19 cases? Then you’ll want to make some adjustments to your commute toward the end of the month, as rail line’s management has announced a temporary closure due to maintenance activities.

The MRT-3 will be ceasing operations from March 30 to April 4 to make way for the rail line’s scheduled rehabilitation works. Look:

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Magkakaroon ng tigil-operasyon ang MRT-3 sa darating na ika-30 ng Marso (Martes) hanggang ika-4 ng Abril 2021 (Linggo), upang magbigay-daan sa scheduled maintenance at rehabilitation activities sa linya,” the announcement reads.

Kabilang sa mga aktibidad na isasagawa sa temporary shutdown ay ang pagpapalit ng mga railway turnout sa depot, pagpapalit ng mga point machine, at paglalagay ng CCTV units.”

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The turnouts being replaced are necessary for trains to be able to switch tracks. The point machines, meanwhile, allow personnel at the MRT-3 command center to manage the aforementioned turnouts.

There you have it. No MRT-3 operations from March 30 to April 4. Also, remember to mask up and wear a face shield if you’re still using the train on a regular basis. Stay safe out there.

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