MRT Schedule 2019 for the Holiday Season

Heads up holiday commuters, the three main train lines in Metro Manila (MRT-3, LRT-1, and LRT-2) will adjust their operations this holiday season. So if you’re saving your Christmas shopping till the very last minute, be sure to check out this guide to know the LRT schedule and MRT Schedule 2019 this holiday season!

Here are the 2019 Christmas schedules for the Metro’s train lines:

MRT-3


December 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 26, and 27

North Avenue Station

First train – 4:40 AM

Last train – 9:10 PM

Taft Avenue Station

First train – 5:41 AM

Last train – 10:11 PM


December 24 and 31

North Avenue Station

First train – 4:40 AM

Last train – 7:45 PM

Taft Avenue Station

First train – 5:37 AM

Last train – 8:42 PM


December 25

North Avenue Station

First train – 6:30 AM

Last train – 9:10 PM

Taft Avenue Station

First train – 6:30 AM

Last train – 10:11 PM


December 21, 22, 28, 29, and 30

North Avenue Station

First train – 4:40 AM

Last train – 9:10 PM

Taft Avenue Station

First train – 5:37 AM

Last train – 10:11 PM


Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1)


December 24

Baclaran Station

First train – 4:30 AM

Last train – 8 PM

Roosevelt Station

First train – 4:30 AM

Last train – 8 PM


December 31

Baclaran Station

First train – 4:30 AM

Last train –  7 PM

Roosevelt Station

First train – 4:30 AM

Last train – 7 PM


Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2)

Photo source: https://tl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talaksan:MRT-2_Train_Santolan_1.jpg

December 24

Cubao Station

First train – 5 AM

Last train – 8 PM

Recto Station

First train – 5 AM

Last train – 8 PM


December 31

Cubao Station

First train – 5 AM

Last train – 7:30 PM

Recto Station

First train – 5 AM

Last train – 7:30 PM


HOW TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAY RUSH IN MRT TRAIN

When it comes to Metro Manila traffic, there’s no such thing as holiday rush hour anymore. May it be in the morning, afternoon, or late evening, there’s traffic! Even when riding the MRT train that’s supposed to be easier and faster, it has become worse. What more if it’s the holiday season already? So to help you, we’re giving you tips on how to survive the holiday rush in Metro Manila’s train lines!

1. Research

During the holidays, most train lines in the metro adjust their operating schedules. To avoid the hassle in commuting, find out the LRT schedule and MRT schedule 2019 this holiday season!

2. Dress appropriately

Dressing up is fun but not when you ride the LRT or MRT. Once inside, you will sweat. You will get stepped on and no matter how much perfume you use, you will not smell so good when you alight from the train. Therefore, wear the right clothes.

As much as possible, wear closed shoes. Wearing heels or slippers is a terrible idea! Also, bring a small towel to wipe off the communal sweat.

3. Buy BEEP Cards

Knowing the LRT schedule and MRT schedule 2019 isn’t enough to survive the holiday commute rush. Using Stored Value Cards (BEEP Card) means you don’t have to line up and buy a ticket for every train trip. That’s one less line you have to endure each trip. Trust us, that BEEP Card is a life-saver.

4. Don’t stand by the door

Unless you want to be pushed in and out on every train stop. Stand in the middle or at the opposite door that won’t open to the next stations.

5. Don’t bring too many things

If you’re in a rush, don’t bring too many things, especially those that are packed in boxes and sealed with tapes. Take note that the security guards in every train station will check your things. They will even unpack your fully-sealed boxes. This alone takes a lot of time so, avoid this to save yours and others’ times.

If you’re thinking of spending your holiday season in the Metro, check out ZEN Rooms for affordable hotels and make the most out of your stay! 

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