MRT bus augmentation program to operate from 4am to 10pm starting July 10

This adds three hours and 30 minutes to the daily bus operations
by Leandre Grecia | Jul 9, 2020
PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño

Taking public transport has been problematic since this pandemic began, to say the least. And just recently, things went further downhill after MRT-3 personnel tested positive for COVID-19.

The rail line was initially expected run fewer trains following that development, but early this week, MRT-3 operations ended up getting suspended altogether. As a result, MRT-3 users have to resort to riding the buses dispatched through the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) MRT-3 Bus Augmentation program.

Now, to cater to the increased ridership, the DOTr has announced that it is extending the operations of the buses under the scheme. Starting July 10, the buses will ply EDSA from 4am to 10pm. This will add a total of three hours and 30 minutes to the previous 5:30am-to-8pm daily operation.

The buses will still operate via the Taft–North Avenue (and vice versa) routes. Check out the DOTr’s official announcement below:

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In case you also used the MRT before its operations were once again suspended, take note that the DOTr has identified the particular shifts and stations of the rail line’s station personnel who recently contracted the virus—read more on that here.

For more of our stories on the ongoing crisis, click here. For the latest news and updates on COVID-19, check out reportr.world/covid-19.

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