More than 6 million passengers enjoy free MRT rides

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More than 6 million commuters have been able to save on fares by enjoying free MRT 3 rides beginning March 28, according to the MRT-3 management.

It announced on Monday that 6,603,458 passengers availed themselves of the free rides from March 28 to April 24.

In the first week of the program, a total of 1,934,424 commuters got to ride for free.

In the second week, the number increased to 2,666,030, while in the third week, the number was 2,003,004.

The free MRT-3 rides would only be available until April 3o, and the MRT said it would continue to provide quality service to the public.

“Nagpapatuloy ngayong Lunes sa huling linggo nito ang LIBRENG SAKAY na layong maipakita sa mga pasahero ang mas pinagandang serbisyo ng fully-rehabilitated nang MRT-3,” it said.

The MRT-3 has deployed four-car train sets on top of the three-car train sets to increase its capacity.

A three-car train set can cary 1,186 passengers, while the four-car train set can carry 1,576 passengers.