A portion of Marcos Highway will be closed on Thursday for the inauguration of the LRT-2 East Extension's Antipolo Station, city officials said.
The stretch from Masinag until the intersection of Sta. Lucia Mall / Gil Fernando Avenue will be closed from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m, said Jun-Andeng Ynares, Executive Assistant to the Mayor. "Hinihikayat po ang mga motorista na humanap ng alternatibong daan para makaiwas sa masikip na traffic," she added.
The LRT-2's Marikina and Antipolo stations were initially set to open on April but was postponed to June 22 due to quarantine restrictions. It was further delayed to July 6 to ensure the safety of passengers and staff once it formally opens.
Once fully operational, the trip from Recto in Manila to Antipolo in Rizal will take 40 minutes compared to an estimated three-hour trip via jeepney or bus. The two stations are seen to accommodate an additional 80,000 passengers daily.
According to the Light Rail Transit Authority advisory, a train ride from Recto to either Marikina or Antipolo and vice versa is priced at P30 for a single-journey ticket. Beep card commuters will only have to pay P26 for the trip.