Heads Up, Commuters: LRT-1 Is Implementing A Temporary Passenger Traffic Scheme In 2020

The traffic scheme is being implemented to give way to the Unified Grand Central Station.
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The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), which manages the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1, announced on December 19 that they will be implementing a new passenger scheme for the first few months of 2020.

On Facebook, the LRMC announced that they will be implementing a temporary passenger traffic scheme beginning on January 4 until March 31 at the LRT-1 Monumento, Balintawak, and Roosevelt stations.

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The temporary passenger traffic scheme is being implemented to give way to the construction of the Unified Grand Central Station which will connect the systems of LRT-1, MRT-3, and MRT-7.

Northbound passengers can alight at the Monumento and Balintawak stations as the train will not have a direct trip to Roosevelt.

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Meanwhile, passengers heading to Roosevelt may take the Baclaran to Balintawak circuit, where a special shuttle train will fetch passengers every 10 minutes. The same train will accommodate passengers traveling southbound to Balintawak.

According to a report from Inquirer.net, the LRMC is set to deploy crowd marshals and safety teams, as well as install directional signs at the stations to inform passengers of the new passenger traffic scheme.

LRMC chief operating officer Enrico Benipayo said, “We want to ensure normal operations in all 20 stations of our existing line while the construction of the common station is ongoing. That’s why we have this temporary passenger traffic scheme.” 

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