PASIG CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA) — The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) is reminding again, all LRT passengers to adhere to all the safety protocols being implemented inside stations and trains to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“We are committed to keeping our passengers safe while riding the LRT so we strictly adhere to the minimum health standards prescribed by the Department of Health, Department of Transportation, and Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases,” LRT Administrator Reynaldo I. Berroya said.
Mandatory wearing of face mask and face shield, thermal scanning, regulated entry of passengers, physical distancing and “No Talking policy” are being implemented inside the stations and trains.
Other health and safety protocols in place such as disinfection of train’s interior after every loop; disinfection of station facilities/equipment particularly frequently-touched surfaces like Ticket Vending Machines, AFCS gates, elevators, escalators and handrails at an hourly interval; provision of alcohol at strategic locations inside the stations and liquid hand-soaps inside the restroom; and wearing of face mask and face shield by all frontline personnel (station personnel, train drivers, cashiers and security guards) will also continue.
Likewise, the LRT continuously implements cashless transactions at all stations to reduce the further spread of COVID-19.
“Buying and loading of tickets are being done only at ticket vending machines (TVM) and e-loading machines to reduce physical contact between passengers and tellers,” said Berroya. (PIA NCR)