MRT3, LRT1, LRT2, PNR operations temporarily suspended due to Earthquake
MRT3, LRT1, LRT2, and PNR all announced that operations will be temporarily suspended tonight.
The news comes in after the strong earthquake that was felt throughout NCR. From MRT3’s official Twitter account, they stated that the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) advised the train lines to not resume operations until after a 5-hour observation period, based on the risk of aftershocks.
MRT3 posted its announcement on its official Twitter account.
DOTr ASec. for Communications Goddes Libiran:
Upon NDRRMC’s advice at around 5:42 PM to NOT resume operations, instructions were relayed to LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3 NOT to resume operations until further notice. pic.twitter.com/QGyKOr8JZx
— DOTr MRT-3 (@dotrmrt3) April 22, 2019
LRT1 and LRT2 also posted the announcement of services on its respective official Twitter accounts.
To ensure the safety of everyone, LRT2 will no longer resume its operations tonight to conduct a thorough inspection/assessment of its structures and systems. LRT2 will resume its operations tomorrow, April 23, 2019 at 4:30am.
— LRT2 (@OfficialLRTA) April 22, 2019
As for PNR, the announcement was made through DOTr’s Twitter account.
From PNR GM Junn Magno:
We suspended services and sent scout trains to check critical bridges.
We may resume service if tracks and bridges are passable and certified by the PNR Engineering Department.#DOTrPH ??
— DOTrPH ?? (@DOTrPH) April 22, 2019
Passengers are advised to standby for advisory on the resumption of operations.