The operation of the four railway systems in Metro Manila will be suspended during the Holy Week to give way to their annual general maintenance and rehabilitation works.
Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) which runs from North avenue to Taft avenue will suspend operation from March 30, (Holy Tuesday) to April 4, 2021 (Easter Sunday).
Michael Capati, MRT-3 director for operations, said the line’s temporary shutdown will allow its Japanese maintenance provider, Sumitomo-MHI-TESP to conduct repair and maintenance works. These include the replacement of turnout parts for depot tracks and other remaining works on the guideway.
The MRT-3 will also rehabilitate its power supply and carry out other rehabilitation works, including equipment installation; cable laying/termination; point machine replacement; and the removal, re-installation, and calibration for turnouts.
Light Rail Manila Corp., private operator of Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1) and LRT 2 , will suspend operation of both lines from March 31 (Holy Wednesday) to April 4, (Easter Sunday).
The LRT-1, LRT-2, and the MRT-3 lines will resume operations on Monday, April 5.
The Philippine National Railways (PNR) will also be suspending its operations on April 1, 2021, except for the Calamba-Tutuban route. The railway will then suspend all train operations from April 2 to 3.
On April 4, the PNR will immediately resume operations on the following routes: Tutuban-Alabang and vice versa, Tutuban-Calamba and vice versa, Tutuban-Gov. Pascual and vice versa, Gov. Pascual-Bicutan and vice versa, and Naga-Sipocot and vice versa. The railway will resume normal train operations on Monday.