Good news: MRT-3 management has announced that it has mustered enough employees to resume limited operations this Monday, July 13, 2020. The news comes after trips were suspended earlier this week due to the spread of COVID-19 among train line personnel.
In a statement released this evening, MRT-3 management said that 1,093 depot personnel and 1,010 station staff have already tested negative for the coronavirus. The MRT-3 needs at least 1,308 employees to operate in a limited capacity.
A total of 12 train sets will take to the tracks come July 13, with trips set to begin at 5:30am from North Avenue station. Management is also reminding commuters that it will be strictly implementing contact tracing procedures, and will require passengers to fill up health declaration forms prior to trips.
The MRT-3 team also announced that the Bus Augmentation Program will return to its regular schedule on Monday, with the first bus departing from North Avenue station and Taft Avenue station at 5:30am, with the last one scheduled for 8:00pm. It added that 190 buses will ferry passengers between Monumento and the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITx) as part of the EDSA Busway Service.
For more details regarding the resumption of MRT-3 operations, check out the post below:
Hopefully, the train line won’t run into any more setbacks. Will you be taking the MRT-3 when it resumes trips on Monday?