Wednesday, June 29, 2022

MRT-3’s Record Ridership Continues In 3rd Month Of Free Ride

MRT-3’s Record Ridership Continues In 3rd Month Of Free Ride

Spotlight

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) continues to log record-high daily ridership in June, the third month of its “libreng sakay (free ride)” program.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, the rail line said a total of 370,713 passengers were served on Wednesday — breaking Tuesday’s record of 370,276 since it resumed operations in June 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Ito ay resulta ng pagpapatupad ng libreng sakay ng MRT-3 at pagpapatakbo ng mas maraming train sets, na binubuo ng nasa 14 hanggang 16 3-car CKD train sets, at apat na four-car CKD train sets (This is the result of the free rides at MRT-3 and having more train sets running, made up of 14 to 16 three-car CKD train sets and four four-car CKD train sets),” it said.

Wednesday’s ridership made 10 straight weekdays where the MRT-3 served over 350,000 passengers.

“Matatandaan na nasa 250,000 hanggang 300,000 mga pasahero ang sumasakay sa MRT-3 kada araw bago magsimula ang pandemya noong Marso 2020 (It may be recalled that around 250,000 to 300,000 passengers took a ride at the MRT-3 daily before the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020),” it said.

Earlier, it highlighted that there had been zero unloading incidents or train breakdowns at the MRT-3 since July 16, 2020, due to its “massive” rehabilitation.

Before President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in 2016, unloading incidents and breakdowns of MRT-3 trains were common but have decreased over time — with 586 unloading incidents in 2016, 463 in 2017, 57 in 2018, 28 in 2019, and zero incidents since 2020.

The free ride program at the MRT-3 began in March and has since been extended repeatedly, with the program set to end on June 30. (PNA)

Latest News

Lifestyle

Herlene ‘Hipon Girl’ Budol Gives Glimpse Of Signature ‘Squammy Walk’

Herlene ‘Hipon Girl’ is ready for the Binibining Pilipinas runway with her signature ‘Squammy Walk.’

Incoming DOT Chief Vows To Forge Stronger Links With LGUs

Incoming Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco promised to be a "listening secretary" that values the inputs of local government units when creating national policies.

Pangasinan Farmers Boost Income, Hone Skills Via Program

Farmers in Pangasinan are starting to sell their products at a mall to boost their income as they hone their entrepreneurial skills.

Antique Town Opens Covid-19 Facility To Dengue Patients

Antique has opened its Covid-19 temporary treatment and monitoring facility for dengue patients to prevent overcrowding of the provincial hospital.

591 Ilocos Norte Fisherfolk To Get Fuel Subsidy

Fisherfolk in Ilocos Norte will receive cash cards worth PHP3,000 amid the rising oil prices.

The Great Filipino Story