The Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) is set to reopen the Roosevelt Station and adjust the train service hours of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 today, Monday.
LRMC said the reopening of the Roosevelt Station comes after two days of operational exercises to integrate the area under the Alstom signaling system, which prompted the suspension of operations from Baclaran to Balintawak.
“We are happy to announce that our team has completed all the necessary works to ensure that LRT1 is safe to be operated with the reintegration of Roosevelt Station,” LRMC Chief Operating Officer Rolando Paulino III said in a statement.
“The whole exercise of reintegrating Roosevelt was likewise a great display of teamwork and cooperation among our LRT1 employees and external partners,” he added over the weekend.
In the same statement, LRMC announced changes in the train service schedule of LRT1, with the last train leaving the Baclaran Station at 10 p.m. on weekdays, and at 9:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
The last train from Roosevelt will leave at 10:15 p.m. on weekdays, and 9:45 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
The LRMC took over the operations and maintenance of the LRT1 in 2015, along with the project to extend the rail line to Cavite.
Under the agreement, the LRMC will manage the LRT-1 for 32 years, during which it will also extend the line by 11.7 kilometers to 32.4 kms from the current 20.7 kms.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) last month said the extension is set to start operations in September 2024.