MRT-3 Posts Single-Day Record High Ridership Of 290K Passengers

A total of 293,290 passengers were served by the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) on Wednesday, a new single-day record since the rail service resumed operation amid the Covid-19 pandemic on June 1, 2020.

In a Facebook post, the MRT-3 attributed the increase in ridership to the current “Libreng Sakay” (free ride) program and the increased number of running trains after completing its rehabilitation under the Duterte administration.

Before the pandemic, the MRT-3 ridership ranged from 250,000 to 300,000 passengers per day.

It said that to date, around 18 three-car trains sets and two four-car train sets are running at the MRT-3 during rush hour, with the number of running trains at the MRT-3 ranging from 18 to 21 train sets at any given time.

“Ang four-car CKD train set and Dalian train set ay tumatakbo tuwing morning peak hours mula 7 a.m. hanggang 9 a.m. at afternoon peak hours mula 5 p.m. hanggang 7 p.m. (The four-car CKD train set and the Dalian train set are running during morning peak hours from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and afternoon peak hours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.),” the MRT-3 said.

In addition, MRT-3 trains are also running at increased speeds of 60 kilometers per hour since December 2020, reducing the average wait time between trains to 3.5 to 4 minutes from the previous 8.5 to 9 minutes.

With the National Capital Region and most of the country under Alert Level 1, the MRT-3 reminded passengers that some minimum public health and safety protocols remain such as no eating, no talking, and mandatory use of face masks inside its trains.

In celebration of the completion of the MRT-3’s rehabilitation and to ease the burden on commuters amidst rising fuel prices, the rail service will be free of charge to all passengers at all operating hours from March 28 until April 30. (PNA)

Related Stories


Southern Leyte Officials Told To Record Tourism Stats

The Department of Tourism advised the provincial unit of Southern Leyte to have updated tourism statistics to avoid vague tourism reports.

LTFRB Eyes Opening 50 More PUV Routes In National...

More routes! The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board stated that there would be an additional 50 public transportation routes in the National Capital Region in compliance with increasing traffic congestion.

Dragon Fruit Fest Marks Guimaras Tourism Month Celebration

The province of Guimaras introduced the dragon fruit festival as a way to elevate the agri-tourism industry.

‘Enchanting’ Ilocos Norte Town Waterfall Opens Doors To Visitors

The Enchanting falls is now open! The waterfall in the mountainous village of Dipilat in Vintar, Ilocos Norte is now made available to the public after lifting the restriction on non-residents.

Negros Occidental Promotes Inclusive, Sustainable Tourism

Negors Occidental aims to have inclusive and sustainable tourism for the province to be titled again as one of the top tourist spots in Western Visayas.

Cebu Pacific Eyes Resumption Of Kota Kinabalu Flights In...

Flights to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia are back. Local airline Cebu Pacific plans to accommodate travel in October after stopping its operations when the pandemic started.

Popular Categories