LOOK: MRT-3 Ferries More Passengers As Transport Restrictions Ease

Capacity has been bumped up to 30%.
Photo/s: courtesy of DOTr-MRT-3 Facebook page

More passengers were allowed to ride the MRT-3 on Monday as looser quarantine rules allowed for higher capacity in mass transport seven months into lockdown.

Passenger capacity was doubled to 30%. From 51 passengers per train car and 153 total passengers per train set, the MRT-3 is now permitted to carry 124 passengers per train car or 372 passengers per train set.

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Train marshals will accompany passengers during every ride to ensure that safety protocols—such as wearing face masks and face shields, temperature scans, and a one-seat-apart distance—are observed.

The upgraded 7 Commandments for Commuters are being strictly implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 even as more passengers flood in daily.

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Here’s Day 1 of increased capacity operations for the MRT-3:

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