THE OPERATIONS of Metro Manila’s major rails will be shortened on Dec. 24 and 31, which are both special non-working days.

Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 will be open from 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and until 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, operator Light Rail Manila Corp. said in an e-mailed statement on Tuesday.

LRT Line 2 operations will be until 8 p.m. on Dec. 24 and until 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, operator Light Rail Transit Authority said on Facebook.

“We will shorten our operating hours on Dec. 24 and 31 in anticipation of a significant decline in ridership,” it said. Regular train operations will resume on Dec. 25 and 30.

MRT-3 will be open from 4:37 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. for north-bound stations on Dec. 24 and 31. For Taft Avenue or south-bound stations, the rail will operate from 5:17 a.m. to 8:25 p.m. — Arjay L. Balinbin