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284 buses to ply Monumento-PTX starting today

March 14, 2021 Uncategorized

CALOOCAN CITY, July 29 (PIA) –The EDSA Busway System will absorb the 90 bus units under the MRT-3 Bus Augmentation Program. This is in addition to the 194 buses which are currently deployed for the EDSA Busway service, carrying passengers between Monumento and the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITx), bringing in a total of 284 buses, that can ferry more MRT3 passengers starting today, 29 July 2020.

From the fixed rate of PhP25 pesos, the base fare will now be PhP13 for the first five (5) kilometers and PhP2.2 will be added for the succeeding kilometers.

In addition to the bus stops at the curbside from Monumento to North Avenue and Buendia to PITX, the EDSA Busway service will continue to load and unload passengers in the following bus stops near MRT-3 stations:

NORTHBOUND:

Loading stations:

– Taft Avenue station

– Ayala station

Unloading stations:

– Ayala station

– Guadalupe station

– Ortigas station

– Quezon Avenue station

– North Avenue station

SOUTHBOUND:

Loading stations:

– North Avenue station

– Quezon Avenue station

Unloading stations:

– Ortigas station

– Guadalupe station

– Ayala station

– Taft Avenue station

With the EDSA Busway, travel time from Monumento, Caloocan to PITX has been significantly reduced, from the usual 2 to 3 hours to just 45 minutes to 1 hour.

In order to ensure the welfare of the passengers, health and safety protocols are also to be strictly implemented such as temperature checking, social distancing inside the trains and wearing of face mask.

The EDSA Busway System is a program of Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), with the help of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). (DOTr/PIA-NCR)

source https://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1048861

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