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This extension promises to cut travel from Masinag to Manila to just 40 minutes
Do you think the government is making the right move with this one?
The decision of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to reduce the social distancing requirement on public transportation has already taken effect as of this writing. With this move,
The agency also recently revealed its new tunnel boring machine
The Metro Manila Subway is one of the government's biggest projects that we think motorists and commuters alike are looking forward to, as it's surely something that could do wonders for our road congestion and mass-transport system in the
Plus, 27 of 34 elevators along the train line are finally back up and running
Commuters who take the MRT-3 regularly understand the struggle of having to walk up and down the multiple flights of stairs at the train stations. This is never easy, especially if you're late for a meeting or making your way
Is this a good move?
Metro Manila is shifting back to general community quarantine (GCQ). Again. This was announced late last night by President Rodrigo Duterte, and comes following two weeks of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) after healthcare workers called for a "timeout."The return to
To make way for the construction of the Common Station under the MRT-7 project
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) recently gave an update on the ongoing MRT-7 project, and it appears that the new rail line is starting to take shape. Once that's completed, it will connect with the LRT-1 and MRT-3
Last trains will leave terminus stations at 7:30pm
Commuters will have to adjust their schedule as the LRT-2 will shorten operating hours next week to give way to maintenance works, its operator said on Twitter.Commercial operations will start at 5am. However, beginning July 27, the last trains will
The agency is still eyeing partial operability by the fourth quarter of 2021
Businesses and operations across the country came to a halt when the COVID-19 crisis started, the government's infrastructure projects included. For several months, construction activities were at a standstill due to the pandemic.This meant that now more than ever,
The goal is to have 34 bike racks across all northbound and southbound stations
Bicycles have been a go-to mode of transportation during this ongoing pandemic. They're much more affordable than things like electric kick scooters, not to mention more cost-efficient. However, the problem of infrastructure for cyclists in Metro Manila still remains.
Check out the DOTr’s latest progress update video
Public transportation hasn't been much of a bright spot lately, but we have some news that will hopefully put smiles on commuters' faces: the MRT-7 is now 58.95% complete as of June 2020.It's been quite a while
The train line now has enough personnel
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
If you have to talk, you must wear a mask
Passengers riding the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) are now prohibited from talking inside trains to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) said today, July 10.According to LRMC corporate communications head Jacqueline Gorospe,
Sixteen of those who tested positive are ticket sellers
After temporarily shutting down its operations yesterday, July 7, the management of the MRT-3 has identified the workplaces and working times of its personnel who contracted the coronavirus. This information will help in contact-tracing efforts involving passengers who had direct
Uh-oh
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced today, July 6, that MRT-3 operations will be suspended to make way for the swab testing of all its personnel for COVID-19. The announcement comes after the number of positive cases among employees of
Was opening the train line the right move?
This wasn't the kind of look the government was aiming for when it resumed public transport operations following a months-long hiatus.In a recent Facebook post, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that it is ramping up MRT-3 health
We can only dream
It was the stuff of nightmares for every Metro Manila commuter: A freak rainstorm had turned the city into even more of a dreaded traffic hellhole than it usually is. Carlo Maala, in his late 20s in 2017, was making his way
Things were pretty orderly, actually
It seems that on this first day of general community quarantine (GCQ) in the metro, traffic along EDSA has returned to the sorry state that we've been accustomed to over the years. The situation at the MRT stations, however, was entirely
Only 100 to 150 passengers will be allowed to board each train set
We're barely a week away now from Metro Manila's planned shift to general community quarantine beginning June 1, and along with the upcoming easing of quarantine restrictions comes the reopening of LRT-1, LRT-2, MRT-3, and PNR operations.
Commuters of the metro, welcome to the ‘new normal’
Once the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila is lifted, the different modes of public transport will finally resume operations-albeit at limited capacities-and this includes the major rail lines in the capital.Considering how trains are usually packed with
As if queues didn’t take long enough already
Commuters in Metro Manila know how difficult it is to practice social distancing when riding public transport, especially when traveling via the city's trains. This is why the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will only allow the major rail lines to resume
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