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Segregation reinstated on MRT Line 3

To provide more comfort to women, children, and the elderly and amid the return of face-to-face classes today, the Department of Transportation on Sunday reinstated the segregation scheme at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, which runs the length of EDSA in Metro Manila.

In an advisory, the DOTr said the first two doors of the first train car will be designated for the exclusive use of senior citizens, persons with disability (PWDs), pregnant women, and those with children.

The last three doors of the first train car will be exclusively for female passengers, while the rest of the train set will be open for all other passengers.

The DOTr also noted that minimum public health standards will continue to be implemented, including the mandatory wearing of face masks and voluntary use of face shields.

Passengers are also prohibited from talking on the phone and eating while on the premises and are urged to adhere to physical distancing measures.

Those with symptoms of COVID-19 are also prohibited from using any public transportation.

“We have enough trains that we can deploy during peak hours, along with the continuous deployment of train and security marshals to ensure order and safety of passengers in the stations and trains,” MRT3 General Manager Federico Canar Jr. said.

 

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