MANILA, Philippines – Operations of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 (MRT-3) will be suspended for four weekends from July to September to continue with the fast-tracking of rail replacement works.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said suspended weekend operations will cover the following dates:
- July 4 and 5
- August 8 and 9
- August 21 and 23
- September 12 and 13
Rail replacement works will include turnout works for both the southbound and northbound tracks at North Avenue and Taft Avenue stations.
After the rail replacement works are completed, train operating speed will gradually increase from 40kph to 60kph by December 2020.
Meanwhile, the headway or the interval between trains will gradually decrease to 3.5 minutes.
During the weekend suspension period, the MRT-3, together with the DOTr Road Sector and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTRFB) will implement its bus augmentation program to accommodate affected passengers.
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