The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that railway lines are ready to extend their operations on Monday to assist commuters amid the transport strike.

DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Cesar Chavez said the Philippine National Railways (PNR), the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT3), and the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 (LRT1 and LRT2) are scheduled to add more trips on Monday to lessen the effects of the transport strike.

“The PNR has now 14 trainsets from seven in August 2022. With the transport strike, it will extend its operation by adding 14 trips today, March 6, making the total trips to 60 from 46,” Chavez said in a press release.

He added that the PNR would also add one trip from Tutuban Station and extend its trip leaving at 8:46 p.m. instead of 7:46 p.m.

Chavez said the MRT3 is also set to extend its operation for the last trip from North Avenue Station to 10:00 p.m. from 9:30 p.m. Taft Avenue Station is also willing to extend to 10:41 p.m. instead of 10:00 p.m.

LRT2’s regular trip from Antipolo Station is also ready to extend its last trip to 10:00 p.m.


Ronald Espartinez