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LIST: LRT, MRT, PNR schedule Christmas Holidays 2015, New Year released


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MANILA, Philippines - (Updated January 1, 2016) Light Rail Transit (LRT), Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) schedule have been released for December 24, 25, 31, 2015 (Christmas Holidays) and Jan 1, 2016 (New Year) operations.

LRT, MRT, PNR schedule Christmas Holidays 2015, New Year
Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3. Photo Credit: MRT3 Facebook page
LRT Schedule Christmas Holidays 2015

LRT and MRT Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera announced on Twitter that both LRT Lines 1 and 2 will have shorter operating hours during the coming holidays instead of the usual 9:00 p.m. (Baclaran) and 9:30 p.m (Roosevelt) last train schedule.

LRT Schedule Christmas Holidays 2015


The last train of the LRT 1 will leave Baclaran and Roosevelt stations at 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. respectively on December 24, while the last trip would be at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. respectively on December 31.

The LRT1 is the oldest mass transit system in Southeast Asia that runs from Baclaran in Parañaque City to Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City.

For LRT2, the last train on December 24 leaves Santolan at 8:00 p.m. while the Recto train leaves at 8:30 p.m. On December 31, the last trip from Santolan station is 7:00 p.m. and the last train from Recto leaves at 7:30 p.m.

The revenue operating time still starts at 5:00 a.m on December 24 and 31. Cabrera added there will be regular operations on December 25, 2015 (Friday) and January 1, 2016.



MRT Schedule Christmas Holidays 2015

The office of Metro Rail Transit Authority Director for Operations, Renato San Jose, said a proposed schedule for Christmas 2015 is still for approval at the general manager's office.

December 24, 2015 Update: MRT holiday schedule now posted here.

The table below shows MRT will operate from December 24-31 from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. There will be 19 trains to be deployed with 4.5 to 7-minute headway (time between vehicles in a transit system) at 4:30 to 6;30 in the morning.
MRT expected number of trains per hour interval
MRT expected number of trains per time interval. Photo credit: DOTC MRT3

On Friday, Liberal Party bet Leni Robredo urged the government to extend the operating hours of MRT this holiday season as this might lessen traffic congestion.

Normally, MRT operates from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m on weekdays (Monday to Friday) and 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m during weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

MRT runs along EDSA from Taft Avenue in Pasay City to North Avenue in Quezon City.


PNR Holiday Schedule Advisory

PNR also announced that Metro South Commuter Line (MSCL) will operate on Christmas holidays but with fewer trips. The complete train operations' schedule is posted here.

December 18-23, 2015 - Regular scheduled trips
December 24, 2015 - 42 trips
December 25, 2015 - 34 trips
December 31, 2015 - 30 trips
January 01, 2015 - 28 trips

The PNR Bicol Commuter Train Service will have regular trips on December 24, 25 and 31 while there is no operations on January 1, 2016 for Naga-Sipocot and Naga-Legaspi routes.

Naga-Sipocot
  • December 18-23, 2015 - Regular trips
  • December 24, 2015 - Regular trips
  • December 25, 2015 - Regular trips
  • December 31, 2015 - Regular trips
  • January 01, 2015 - NO OPERATIONS

Naga-Legaspi
  • December 18-23, 2015 - Regular trips
  • December 24, 2015 - Regular trips
  • December 25, 2015 - Regular trips
  • December 31, 2015 - Regular trips
  • January 01, 2015 - NO OPERATIONS

MMDA Advisories

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has lifted the number coding scheme on December 24, 25, 30 and 31 in ALL cities and municipality of Metro Manila except for Makati and Las Piñas.


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