06 August 2020, MANILA, Philippines, —The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) today announced the temporary closure of LRT-1 Roosevelt station effective September 5 to December 28, 2020 to accommodate the government’s construction of the Common Station also known as the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS). The Common Station will connect the systems of LRT-1, MRT-3, and MRT-7.
During the temporary closure of Roosevelt station, the last stop of LRT-1 will be Balintawak station, northbound. LRMC previously planned to provide a Roosevelt shuttle train for passengers, but it will no longer be pursued due to existing circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Common Station is one of the big-ticket projects of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to enable passengers to seamlessly transfer from one rail line to another.
LRMC is also coordinating with the DOTr and MMDA for the Bus Augmentation Project to support commuters from the Roosevelt area.
The public is advised to be guided accordingly on passenger advisories, any change in schedule, and plan trips ahead during this period. Follow @officialLRT1 on Facebook and Twitter and download the ikotMNL mobile app on App Store or Google Play for more updates.