- Netizen Renz Cada Beroy shared a photo of a crowded wagon of LRT-1
- He complained how the passengers did not follow any strict social distancing protocols
- Light Rail Transit Authority Corporate Communications Head Jacqueline Gorospe explained that they have implemented extra measures during peak hours
A commuter could not help but lament how several passengers of Light Rail Transit-1 (LRT-1) did not practice the required social distancing.
On Facebook, netizen Renz Cada Beroy shared a photo of his experience while riding the LRT-1. He said he was appalled to see how the train looked so cramped up when he entered a passenger-filled wagon at the Monumento station. Renz said in jest how it seems like we should only rely on our faith to protect us against COVID-19 when we ride the train.
He said, “Palakasan na lang talaga kami ng pananampalataya dito sa loob ng train! Social Distancing? LRT monumento station!”
Renz went on to appeal to the management of LRT-1 to be strict in implementing the health protocols and guidelines.
He said, “Sa management please maging sensitive sana sa mga galaw! Ito po ba yung pinag-aralan ng ilang buwan? Ito ba yung protocols at guidelines na binaba niyo sa publiko? Nasaan na yung social distancing?”
Renz said that it’s such a shame that commuters were made to fall in a long line only to be cramped up inside a wagon. He said, “Nasayang lang yung pinila namin na napakahaba, ang ending magsisiksikan din pala kami sa loob!”
The commuter said how dangerous it is to come to their families after being exposed to a crowded train. Renz said, “Kawawa ‘yung mga pamilya namin na nasa aming mga tahanan!!! ang pasalubong namin virus!”
Meanwhile, Light Rail Transit Authority Corporate Communications Head Jacqueline Gorospe explained that they have implemented extra measures during peak hours.
“The photo may have been taken during our peak hours. As an extra measure and to help us monitor compliance, we have deployed roving train marshalls during peak hours,” she shared with GMA.