LRT Monumento-Balintawak run still suspended

February 21, 2011 11:14 pm 

MANILA, Feb. 21 – The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) said Monday that the LRT operations from Monumento, Caloocan City to Balintawak, Quezon City is still suspended pending the result of the ongoing investigation after two coaches collided last Friday.

LRTA Public Relations Divisions Chief Lyn Paragas said in an email to the Philippines News Agency (PNA) said they created a taskforce to fast track the investigation.

“We will let you know when we resume operations in the said stations,” Paragas said in the email.

The PNA checked the stations at Balintawak and Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City and saw posted signs that the stations remained “temporarily closed."

Last Saturday, the two trains which collided were extracted by a crane at the tracks in front of a shopping mall.

Since the accident, the LRT-1 had to limit its operations between Monumento and Baclaran, Pasay City.

The LRTA said some 25,000 passengers were affected during the service interruption Friday and an equivalent loss of about P300,000 in its revenue. (PNA)

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