MRT passengers urged to expect 2 to 3 hours longer wait time when boarding once service resumes


Following a new system that will restrict the number of people that boards the MRT at any given time, the Manila Rail Transit (MRT) is announcing dramatic delays for people who transits Manila by train. 

The new measure comes as an aftereffect of the soon to be lifted enhanced community quarantine.

Based on a report from Unang Balita, a mere 13% of the usual capacity of MRT3—or tantamount to 153 people or 51 passengers per coach—are allowed onboard on any given trip.

That is a massive reduction in the overall number of passengers that will also see a delay from travels from the typical 30 minutes to as long as 2 hours or 3 hours, according to MRT3 Director Michael Capati.

Part of the slow down comes from the strict security measures that will be employed in the station, all in the bid of potentially offsetting another wave of COVID-19 as everyone returns to their usual business.


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