Those planning to take the LRT Line-1 1 on Sunday, read this.
Light Rail Manila Corp., the operator of Light Rail Transit Line 1, yesterday announced the suspension of the railway system’s operations on Sunday.
In an advisory, LRMC said the one-day suspension of LRT1’s was intended “to give way to the completion of the upgrade of its signaling system” – upgrade the new Alstom signaling system to accommodate the commercial use of fourth generation train sets.
“Normal operations of LRT1 will resume on January 31, 2022, Monday,” it said.
In November last year, LRMC announced the upgrade of LRT1’s signaling system to be conducted on November 28, 2021, January 23, 2022, and January 30, 2022.
The company said, together with its contractor, it would be performing test runs and trial runs along the LRT1 on the identified dates to ensure that the new signaling system for the railway system was ready.
Railway signaling or the traffic light system for railway is a system used to direct railway traffic and keep trains clear of each other at
all times, ensuring smooth and safe operations.