Fingers Crossed: LRT-2's Operations Could Be Fully Restored by December

Management is targeting to complete repairs sooner than expected.

(SPOT.ph) Moving around in Metro Manila has been especially bleak lately but here's some good news: the Light Rail Transit Line 2 may be resuming full operations a couple months faster than expected. Management is targeting to get the entire train line working by December, according to the Light Rail Transit Authority.

"By Christmas, 'yon ang objective natin. That is, depende sa magiging resulta ng paghihimay sa nasirang parts," Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said in a report by the Manila Bulletin.

"If we are going to do a component by component replacement instead of doing a full unit replacement, we might be able to bring down the time table to around two to three months only," Cabrera said in a report by CNN Philippines. The spokesperson had earlier explained that parts may have to be flown in from abroad, which was why the earlier timeline was pegged at nine months.

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The Santolan, Anonas, and Katipunan stations have been closed following a fire that broke out on October 3. The Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) has been on partial operations since October 8, but with around 200,000 passengers daily, we've all got our fingers crossed that full operation resumes soon.

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