The Metro Manila Rail Transit (MRT-3) will be implementing a seven-day shutdown during Holy Week.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday announced that the MRT-3 will be closed starting April 15, Holy Monday until April 21, Easter Sunday as part of its “annual general maintenance shutdown.” However, only Maundy Thursday and Good Friday have been declared regular holidays.
Operations will be back to normal on April 22, Monday.
According to Transportation Assistant Secretary for Communications, Goddes Libiran, a longer suspension of operations is needed this year “due to the current degraded condition of MRT-3.”
The rehabilitation is expected to last for more than three years. It will cover the replacement of worn out tracks, upgrades of signaling systems and overhaul of light rail vehicles. It was scheduled for January but was moved to May.