January 25, 2021

LRT-2 is Now Operating Again

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  • Light Rail Transit 2 or LRT-2 Station is now opened to the public.

    Last week, officials from Light Rail Transit Authority led by LRTA Administrator Gen. Reynaldo Berroya rode the train for a final inspection.

    SAFETY AND PROTOCOLS

    Berroya reassured the public that all appropriate tests were conducted to confirm the stability and reliability of the provisional power supply for the reopening of Santolan, Anonas, and Katipunan stations to passengers.

    “We will resume whole line operations with limitations and restrictions while the full restoration and repairs of the fire-damaged Rectifier Substation (RSS) Nos. 5 and 6, signaling and telecommunications are simultaneously being undertaken,” Berroya stressed.

    He also highlighted that they comply with all safety guidelines before reopening and reminding the public to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19

    “We are committed to keeping our passengers safe while riding the LRT-2 so we strictly adhere to the minimum health standards prescribed by the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Transportation (DOTr), and Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases,” Berroya said.

    In which, disinfection of train’s interior is done every after loop.

    CASHLESS TRANSACTION

    To prevent the spread of the virus, the cashless transaction remains the ideal mode of payment.

    “Buying and loading of tickets are being done only at ticket vending machines (TVM) and e-loading machines to reduce physical contact between passengers and tellers,” Berroya added.

    SCHEDULE AND RESTORATION

    Berroyo reminded commuters to allot additional hours in their travel time due to the speed restriction of trains, which is 30 kilometers per hour (kph).

    From Santolan to Recto stations will take more than 35 minutes compared to 28 minutes when the system is in normal and good condition.

     “We are hoping to deploy more trains on LRT-2’s fleet so we are expediting the restoration of down trains. Fielding more trains will reduce the current headway and add more passengers to our current 32,000 average daily ridership as affected by the pandemic restrictions,” he ended.

    IMAGE from LRTA Twitter account


    Source: LRTA

    Written by Cedie Salido

               
               
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