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Plan ahead: LRT-1 rail replacement scheduled for September 20-24

Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has announced that passengers using the LRT Line 1 should expect minor delays in train arrivals from September 20 to 24.

This is due to scheduled rail replacement work at the Baclaran Station’s reversing or turnback area.

To ensure the safe and efficient completion of these essential engineering tasks, LRMC will temporarily close a portion of its Baclaran reversing tracks. This will affect train movements, deployment, and the use of station platforms for passenger boarding and disembarking.

As a consequence of these changes, passengers should anticipate slight alterations in the LRT-1 train schedule and the time gap between successive trains, known as headway. The headway is expected to increase from the current four minutes to approximately five minutes during this period.

LRMC chief operating officer, Rolando J. Paulino III reiterated the company’s commitment to providing a secure and reliable transportation system for the growing number of riders. He also noted the deployment of new 4th generation trains, with five train sets already in commercial service, to accommodate more passengers.

LRMC anticipates that normal LRT-1 operations will resume by Monday, September 25. Commuters are encouraged to plan their trips in advance and be prepared for these temporary adjustments in LRT-1 services.

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