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Two Week MRT-3 Express Train Trial Starts on May 7


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In the meantime that the Department of Transportation and Communications’ (DOTC) long-term solutions – mainly the addition of 48 train coaches and the automation of ticketing systems – are still on the way, Metro Rail Transit III (MRT-3) management is exploring immediate measures to improve the rail system’s services.

After the successful testing of extended operating hours last February to March, an experimental run called the MRT-3 Express Train service will be conducted for two (2) weeks, from May 7 to 20.

“We hope that this trial run will yield positive results for passengers. Ideally, it will increase mobility – meaning it will get commuters from their origins to their destinations more quickly – as well as lessen waiting time at our most congested stations during peak hours,” said DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya.

Based on historical passenger volume data, most peak-hour weekday morning riders begin their trips at the North Avenue station. A substantial number also start from the Quezon Avenue, GMA-Kamuning, and Cubao stations. Most of these passengers alight at the Buendia, Ayala, Magallanes, and Taft Avenue stations.

Meanwhile, most peak-hour weekday afternoon riders start their trips from the Taft Avenue station, with a large number also boarding from the Magallanes, Ayala, and Buendia stations. Most of these passengers then alight at the Cubao, GMA-Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, and North Avenue stations.

The experimental scheme is meant to cater to these passenger riding habits, by the deployment of Express Trains which will skip other stations and go directly to the ones with most activity.

From May 7 to 13, southbound Express Trains will be deployed alternately with regular trains from the North Avenue station from 7:00 to 9:00 am. Meanwhile, from May 14 to 20, the same experimental morning schedule will be implemented, with the addition of northbound Express Trains running alternately with regular trains from the Taft Avenue station from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

All Express Trains will make only five (5) stops from the time they are deployed from the end-stations. The first or “pick-up” stop is meant to board passengers from one of the more heavily-congested stations, before going directly to the second to fifth stops, where most riders will alight. This means that the morning and afternoon trips will each ply three (3) different routes to maximize the experiment’s impact on riders.



Morning Trial Runs

For the morning runs beginning at the North Avenue station, the first Express Train will make a pick-up stop at the Quezon Avenue station, the second Express Train will pick-up from the GMA-Kamuning station, and the third Express Train will pick-up from the Cubao station.

Each one will then proceed to the Buendia, Ayala, Magallanes, and Taft Avenue stations. This cycle will be repeated alternately with regular trains during the 7:00-9:00am peak hours.

MAY 7-20, 7-9AM: SOUTHBOUND FROM NORTH AVE. STATION
“1S” or Quezon Ave Pick-Up
“2S” or Kamuning Pick-Up
“3S” or Cubao Pick-Up
North Avenue
QUEZON AVENUE
Buendia
Ayala
Magallanes
Taft Avenue
North Avenue
GMA-KAMUNING
Buendia
Ayala
Magallanes
Taft Avenue
North Avenue
CUBAO
Buendia
Ayala
Magallanes
Taft Avenue

Afternoon Trial Runs

For the afternoon runs beginning at the Taft Avenue station, the first Express Train will make a pick-up stop at the Magallanes station, the second Express Train will pick-up from the Ayala station, and the third Express Train will pick-up from the Buendia station.

Each one will then proceed to the Cubao, GMA-Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, and North Avenue stations. This cycle will be repeated alternately with regular trains during the 5:00-7:00pm peak hours.

MAY 13-20, 5-7PM: NORTHBOUND FROM TAFT AVE. STATION
“1N” or Magallanes Pick-Up
“2N” or Ayala Pick-Up
“3N” or Buendia Pick-Up
Taft Avenue
MAGALLANES
Cubao
GMA-Kamuning
Quezon Avenue
North Avenue
Taft Avenue
AYALA
Cubao
GMA-Kamuning
Quezon Avenue
North Avenue
Taft Avenue
BUENDIA
Cubao
GMA-Kamuning
Quezon Avenue
North Avenue


The DOTC has tasked MRT-3 management to install sufficient signages at its facilities for passengers to be fully informed of the test runs. MRT-3 will also make announcements over the P.A. systems of its stations to update passengers regarding each approaching train – whether it is a regular train or an Express Train, and in the case of the latter, which route it is following.

At the end of the 2-week testing period, MRT-3 management will evaluate the results of the experimental and make its recommendation to the DOTC on whether the Express Train service should be made permanent.

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