DOTr to deploy more buses to EDSA during MRT-3 shutdown

Withthe suspension of operations of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) during the Holy Week, more buses will be deployed on the EDSA Carousel route to ensure adequate public transportation.

MRT-3 Director Michael Capati said the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Road Sector transportation has committed to deploy some 250 to 350 public utility buses for the route during the Holy Week from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. from March 30 until April 4.

Capati said the MRT-3, in partnership with the DOTr Road Sector, will ensure transportation availability to help  regular passengers of the rail service, while MRT-3 shuts down for its annual comprehensive maintenance tasks, which include replacement of turnouts, installation of point machine, and installation and realignment of CCTV units in stations of the rail service/

All four rail services in Metro Manila have announced a temporary suspension of services to make way for maintenance and upgrade works during the Holy Week.

The Philippine National Railway will also suspend some routes on April 1 and resume regular operations on April 5, while both the Light Rail Transit lines 1 and 2 will be suspended beginning March 31 and resume normal service on April 5.