No LRT, MRT operations from April 17 to 20

The two government-operated train systems, Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT), will not be in operation from April 17 until April 20. The announcement was made through their respective Facebook and Twitter accounts.

As The Filipino Scribe had reported previously, April 17 and 18 (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, respectively) are regular holidays while April 19 is a special non-working holiday. April 20 is Easter Sunday. Both train systems will resume normal operations by April 21.


LRT schedule holy week 2014
LRT schedule for the coming Holy Week (Credits: Facebook page of LRT Administration)

As indicated in the table above, LRT will be observing shortened operating hours for April 16, Holy Wednesday:

Line 1: Baclaran / Roosevelt (8:00 PM)

Line 2: Santolan (8:00 PM), Recto (8:30 PM)

In a separate Twitter post, the MRT administration said that the last train from its North Avenue station will depart by 10:00 PM.

Meanwhile, all government-recognized military veterans as well as their travel companions are still entitled to a free MRT and/or LRT ride until April 11. April 5 to 11 is War Veterans Week.

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