LRT Bares Safety Measures Ahead of Reopening

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LRT Bares Safety Measures Ahead of Reopening


By Marjaleen Ramos

The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) released safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease once the LRT-1 resumes operations under the new normal.

LRT-1 operations have been suspended since March 17 after Metro Manila was placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"To ensure the welfare and protection of both passengers and employees, LRT-1 private operator LRMC will implement the following health and safety measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 once it re-opens its trains to the public," the management said in a statement.

The LRMC will start imposing safety guidelines such as "no mask, no entry," regular thermal screening upon entry of every stations, and observance of physical distancing.

LRMC also encouraged passengers to use Stored Value Cards for contactless payment.

The management will also place foot baths or disinfecting mats at all LRT-1 station entrances.

Passengers, meanwhile, will still be requested to open their bags for verification, but LRT-1 security will be using a hand-held metal detector, and no frisking will be conducted, it added.

To increase sanitation and promote safety, LRMC assured the availability of alcohol sanitizer dispensers and liquid soap dispensers at all ticket booths and restrooms.

"Trains are to be disinfected upon reaching the end of the line at Roosevelt and Baclaran stations, and deep-cleaned at the end of each day. …

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