Uh oh
Well, this is hardly a good look for the public transport system. According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), recent COVID-19 testing among rail line personnel has yielded a whopping 522 positive results.Of that figure, 117 positive cases came from
Planning to head out?
Tough luck if you were hoping for a normalization to trai- line operations following the 2021 Holy Week break: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced that the MRT-3, the LRT-1, and the LRT-2 will continue operating at a
PUBs and PUJ operations limited to 50% capacity, rail lines to 30%
We've now entered enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Greater Manila (or more awkwardly known as 'NCR Plus'). Again. It feels like we're back to square one after more than a year into this pandemic. Anyway...The government has already announced
Check out the schedule inside
Last week, MRT-3 management announced that the rail line will be temporarily ceasing operations this Holy Week to make way for scheduled rehabilitation works. Now, the LRT-1, the LRT-2, and the PNR have announced closures and adjusted hours, too.
Looking forward to this, commuters?
Let's face it: Commuting in the metro isn't fun. Actually, it hasn't been for several years now. And amid this pandemic, things have arguably gotten far worse than ever.That said, there's still a lot that we commuters
You can now ride these trains along the Tutuban-Los Baños route
More good news coming your way today, commuters. The Philippine National Railways (PNR) and the Department of Transportation have just completed the inaugural run of the rail line's new diesel-hydraulic locomotives (DHL) and passenger coaches.These are the units that
We can’t wait to see these operational
It looks like the Philippine National Railways (PNR) will be ready to take on more passengers once the transport situation in the country begins to normalize.In a Facebook post, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) flaunted three new diesel-hydraulic locomotives and
There are several train projects in the pipeline
In traffic-ridden Metro Manila, trains provide an escape from clogged roads. Long queues and cramped rides deter many from taking a ride, but cheap fares make it an attractive option still.While the metro's train system works, it has left
The DOTr will “strictly enforce” the policy
The required distance between passengers in all forms of public transport shall remain at one meter, Presidential spokeperson Harry Roque confirmed on today, September 19."Nag-desisyon na po ang Presidente kahapon (September 18). Ang desisyon po ng Presidente, mananatili po ang
Is this a good idea, though?
Commuters, you're going to want to be extra careful when taking public transportation over the next few weeks.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has just announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved
Baby steps
Metro Manila's train lines are definitely up and running. Statistics recently released by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) show ridership is nowhere near the usual numbers, but the MRT-3, LRT-1, LRT-2, and PNR are operational. Hey, baby steps,
In a limited capacity, of course
The scheduled end of Metro Manila's enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on May 16, 2020 is fast approaching, and along with it, the public transportation ban.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has already shared guidelines for modes of public transportation set to
No jeepneys, buses, taxis, or trains will be allowed to operate at full capacity
Commuters, drivers, and PUV operators, take note: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released the latest social-distancing guidelines for all modes of public transport amidst the current COVID-19 code red sublevel 2 situation in Metro Manila.If you've been
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These will ply the Alabang-Tutuban route after completing the necessary tests
We were treated to some good news in December when the Philippine National Railways (PNR) unveiled six new train coaches acquired from Indonesia. Following that, the agency and the Department of Transportation conducted an inaugural run of the new 'diesel multiple unit' (
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Travel down south might soon be a whole lot faster
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has some good news for residents of the southern parts of Luzon: The agency has formally signed its intent to purchase additional trains for the Philippine National Railways (PNR) route heading south.In total, 21 new trains
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