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Faster MRT Resumes Dec. 1 After Maintenance

The MRT was shut over the weekend.
by Clara Rosales
2 hours ago
Photo/s: from Department of Transportation Facebook page

MRT-3 operations resumed Tuesday after scheduled maintenance over the weekend. The train line is expected to run even faster in the coming days, after months of steady speed increases.

The three-day suspension of trips was to make way for the fixing of turnouts at the Taft Avenue station, which was meant to secure a safe shift to faster speeds in December.

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At present, the trains on the MRT-3 main line run at 50 kilometers per hour, and it is expected to run at 60 kilometers per hour before the year ends.


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All trains will run on 30% capacity, or 372 passengers per train set.

Commuters must wear face masks and face shields at all times and are barred from eating or talking on the train. Riders must be at least one seat apart and the train must have proper ventilation.

Frequent disinfections must be done to curb the spread of the virus and those with symptoms are prohibited from riding.


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