NLEX, SCTEX, LRT, MRT get ready for holiday rush photo MAnila Bulletin

NLEX, SCTEX, LRT, MRT get ready for holiday rush

Dec 21, 2021, 9:03 AM
Heloise Diamante

Heloise Diamante


Commuting or travelling this holiday season? Make sure to take note of the train schedules and emergency numbers on the highway.

AFTER majority of Filipinos stayed at home during the holidays last year, private and government transport operators are expecting an increase in traffic volume during Christmas and New Year this year.

NLEX-SCTEX assistance

In anticipation of the influx, the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corp. increased its operations until January 3, 2022 under its “Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko” motorist assistance program.

It will field 1,200 patrol crew, traffic marshals, security teams, and toll lane personnel to assist motorists and ensure efficient traffic flow.

“As always, we are committed to keeping our traffic flowing smoothly so our motorists will get to their destinations quickly, safely, and comfortably,” said NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi L. Bautista.

They will also be closely monitoring areas where they anticipate a high volume of vehicles. Additionally, emergency medical and incident response teams will be strategically prepositioned.

All construction and lane closures along the mainline road will also be suspended.

From December 24, 6:00 a.m. to December 27, 6:00 a.m. and from January 1 6:00 a.m. to January 3, 6:00 a.m., free towing to the nearest exit will be available to those traveling with Class 1 or light vehicles.

Motorists are urged to visit NLEX Corporation’s social media pages for traffic advisories and other updates. For emergencies, they may call the NLEX-SCTEX hotline, 1-35000.

LRT-1 Holiday 2021 Schedule

The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) announced that the first train on December 24 and 31 will be at 4:30 a.m.

The last train on December 24 from Baclaran will be at 8 p.m. and from Balintawak at 8:15 p.m. The last trip for December 31 is scheduled an hour earlier.

On Christmas Day, Rizal Day, and New Year’s Day, the train line will operate following its regular schedules.

For LRT-2, the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) announced to reduce operating hours for December 24 and 31 “to allow our station/security personnel to celebrate Christmas & New Year's Eve with their families.”

On December 24, LRT-2’s first train is scheduled at 5 am until 8 pm on December 31. On January 1, first trains will start at 6 am until 8:30 pm from Antipolo and until 9 pm from Recto station.

On December 24 and 31, the first trains of the MRT-3 will leave North Avenue at 4:40 am and 5:26 am from Taft. The last trains will be at 7:45 pm from North Ave. and 8:31 pm from Taft Avenue.

For December 24 and January 1, the North Ave’s first and last trains will be from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm, while in Taft Avenue, the schedule will be from 6:30 am to 10:16 pm.

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