April 27, 2022

DOTr extends MRT-3 FREE RIDE program until May 30

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  • The MRT-3 Management and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) have extended  the implementation of their FREE RIDE program in MRT-3 until next month.

    IMAGE fro DOTr MRT-3 Facebook page

    Passengers will be able to continue enjoying free rides at the MRT-3 until May 30, 2022, from 4:40 a.m. and 10:10 p.m.

    DOTr Secretary Art Tugade said the extension of the program hopes to continue ease the financial burden of commuters amid inflation and rising fuel prices, especially with more workers returning to onsite work.

    Meanwhile, MRT-3 OIC-General Manager and Director for Operations Michael J. Capati attributed the increasing ridership of MRT-3 to the implementation of the program and the return of many to their respective offices. He added that it has also allowed the rail line to further test its capacity and performance following the completion of its massive rehabilitation.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Under the MRT-3 rehabilitation project, the entire stretch of the line’s mainline tracks was replaced and rehabilitated. Also upgraded were the line’s power supply, overhead catenary system, rolling stock, communications and signaling system, stations, as well as depot facilities and equipment.

    As of April 27, over 7.2 million passengers have benefitted from the MRT-3 FREE RIDE program since it was launched on March 28 2022.

    Source: DOTr MRT-3

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