MRT-3 logs highest daily ridership at 408K since pandemic

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz

February 15 2023, 6:01 pm

<p>An MRT-3 train. <em>(PNA file photo by Ben Briones)</em></p>

An MRT-3 train. (PNA file photo by Ben Briones)

MANILA – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) continues to log a record number of riders and has since reached 408,259 passengers on Tuesday -- the highest number of passengers in a single day since the rail service resumed operation in June 2020.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the MRT-3 noted an increase in daily ridership in February, with a record 400,182 daily passengers on Feb. 1, then surpassed by 403,128 passengers on February 8.

Mayroong average na bilang na 18 train sets na tumatakbo sa mainline tuwing peak hours (There is an average of 18 train sets running in the mainline during peak hours),” it said.

The MRT-3 was also recognized by the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) on Monday and awarded the “Tapat na Lingkod (faithful service)” award for providing “safe and reliable” transportation amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The I-ACT recognized the big contribution of the MRT-3 that allowed commuters of the EDSA Busway to use facilities of the rail service for an effective and affordable transportation system,” the MRT-3 said in Filipino.

The I-ACT’s award ceremony, entitled “Pagpaparangal sa mga Dakilang Lingkod Bayan (Recognizing Great Public Servants),” was held at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City on Monday.

The I-ACT is an inter-agency body under the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and led by I-ACT chief Charlie Del Rosario. (PNA)