(SPOT.ph) You probably heard by now that the Common Station (a.k.a. Unified Grand Central Station) is finally taking shape, and will soon connect two train lines in the Metro: the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 and the Light Rail Transit Line 1. (And eventually, MRT 7, but that's way into the future.) But as most infrastructure projects take time (and a lot of sacrifice), this also means that the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) would need to do some adjustments to make way for the new station's ongoing construction. Light Rail Manila Corporation, in an announcement on December 20, explained that they will be implementing a temporary passenger traffic scheme from January 4 to March 31, 2020.
Under this scheme, there are two ways to go to the north of the Metro: the Baclaran-to-Monumento Circuit and the Baclaran-to-Balintawak Circuit. If you're heading to Roosevelt—the LRT-1 line's last station (for now, at least), you have to go on a train bound for Balintawak. Then, you have to get off at Balintawak Station and ride a special shuttle train to Roosevelt.
If you're coming from Roosevelt and heading south, you have to get on the special shuttle train, go down at Balintawak, and take the regular train from there.
Just to clarify: If you're heading to Monumento, you can ride either the Baclaran-to-Monumento and the Baclaran-to-Balintawak trains.
this strange new world.