LRT-1 to gradually hike capacity

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    Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), operator of Light Rail Transit (LRT)-1, yesterday said it will gradually increase passenger loading capacity to 50 percent following the Department of Transportation (DOTr)’s directive.

    LRMC said passenger control will be implemented using the passenger limit per platform strategy, wherein a defined number of passengers are allowed to board per station.

    LRMC’s Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality Department is also conducting its own study on the safety protocols for its LRT-1 trains.

    LRMC will publish its study once peer reviews are done. The study aims to support the safety in trains systems studied from abroad in the local setting.