LRT-1, PNR resume operations today, April 23

(Eagle News)–The Philippine National Railways and Light Rail Transit-1  resumed operations on Tuesday, April 23, following the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Luzon.

The Department of Transportation made the announcement in a post on Tuesday.

Earlier, the DOTr said operations of the Metro Rail Transit-3 and the LRT-2 resumed.

The DOTr had announced the suspension of all rail systems on Monday afternoon to ensure the structural integrity of the tracks following the quake.

“Further to earlier advisories, regular passenger service for all lines has resumed by 5:30 AM today, April 23, Tuesday, with train insertions or deployments starting at 4:30 AM,” the DOTr said.

“We thank our passengers’ patience and understanding for our suspension of operations after the earthquake yesterday afternoon, as we followed (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) incident response protocols and conducted necessary structural inspections to ensure safe passenger operations,” it added.