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LRT-1 operator starts replacing rail in Baclaran, announces delays in train trips

Light Rail Manila Corp. said Wednesday its passengers may experience slight delays in the arrival of trains at LRT Line 1 from Sept. 20 to 24 as it is set to carry out rail replacement activities in the reversing or turnback area of Baclaran Station.

LRMC said to complete the necessary engineering works efficiently and safely, it would close a section of its Baclaran reversing tracks, resulting in constraints in train movements, train deployment and usage of station platforms for loading and unloading passengers.

This arrangement is also expected to impact LRT-1’s train timetable and headway or the time interval between two successive trains, increasing it from the current four minutes to about five minutes.

“As the LRT-1 system continues to cater to our growing ridership, LRMC commits to providing a safe and reliable transportation system. We would like to ask for the kind understanding of our commuters and apologize in advance for the temporary inconvenience as we conduct these rail renewal activities needed for improved LRT-1 experience,” LRMC chief operating officer Rolando Paulino III said.

“We also continue with the deployment of our new fourth-generation trains to carry more passengers, with five train sets already in commercial service,” he said.

LRMC expects its LRT-1 operations to normalize by Sept. 25.

LRMC advises passengers to plan their trips ahead, given the temporary adjustments in LRT-1 operations.

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