Private operator Light Rail Manila Corp. said Monday it will reopen for commercial operation Light Rail Transit Line-1 Roosevelt Station after it completed the necessary readiness tests, trial runs, station maintenance works and operational exercises to integrate the Roosevelt area under the line’s brand-new Alstom signaling system.
The operational exercises conducted on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, which resulted in the temporary suspension of LRT-1 operations from Baclaran to Balintawak on those days, were confirmed acceptable after a rigorous assessment of the team, it said.
The full line of LRT-1 will be operational again with 20 stations with the reopening of LRT-1 Roosevelt Station.
“We are happy to announce that our team has completed all the necessary works to ensure that LRT-1 is safe to be operated with the reintegration of Roosevelt Station. We at LRMC consider this a great milestone because we know how important this station is for many commuters, especially those residing in the north. The whole exercise of reintegrating Roosevelt was likewise a great display of teamwork and cooperation among our LRT-1 employees and external partners,” LRMC chief operating officer Rolando Paulino III said.