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MRT Express to ease commuters’ agony

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The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) has kicked off the dry run for the planned deployment of express trains during peak hours in its bid to decongest the 17-kilometer mass transit system along EDSA.

In several announcements posted in stations, the Department of Transportation and Communications-MRT3 (DOTC-MRT3) said express trains would be dispatched during peak hours from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. as well as 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, except holidays.

The express trains were supposed to be dispatched last April 30 but this was deferred by the DOTC-MRT3 pending suggestions and recommendations from the riding public.

Morning trial runs

For the morning runs beginning at North Avenue station, the first Express Train will make a pick-up stop at the Quezon Avenue station, the second Express Train will pick-up from the GMA-Kamuning station, and the third Express Train will pick-up from the Cubao station.

Each one will then proceed to Buendia, Ayala, Magallanes, and Taft Avenue stations.  This cycle will be repeated alternately with regular trains during the 7:00-9:00 a.m. peak hours.

MAY 7-20, 7-9AM: SOUTHBOUND FROM NORTH AVE. STATION
“1S” or Quezon Ave Pick-Up“2S” or Kamuning Pick-Up“3S” or Cubao Pick-Up
North AvenueQUEZON AVENUE

Buendia

Ayala

Magallanes

Taft Avenue

North AvenueGMA-KAMUNING

Buendia

Ayala

Magallanes

Taft Avenue

North AvenueCUBAO

Buendia

Ayala

Magallanes

Taft Avenue

 

Afternoon trial runs

For the afternoon runs beginning at Taft Avenue station, the first Express Train will make a pick-up stop at Magallanes station, the second Express Train will pick-up from Ayala station, and the third Express Train will pick-up from Buendia station.

Each one will then proceed to Cubao, GMA-Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, and North Avenue stations.  This cycle will be repeated alternately with regular trains during the 5:00-7:00pm peak hours.

MAY 13-20, 5-7PM: NORTHBOUND FROM TAFT AVE. STATION
“1N” or Magallanes Pick-Up“2N” or Ayala Pick-Up“3N” or Buendia Pick-Up
Taft AvenueMAGALLANES

Cubao

GMA-Kamuning

Quezon Avenue

North Avenue

Taft AvenueAYALA

Cubao

GMA-Kamuning

Quezon Avenue

North Avenue

Taft AvenueBUENDIA

Cubao

GMA-Kamuning

Quezon Avenue

North Avenue

 

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