MRT-3 to implement segregation scheme beginning August 21

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The MRT-3 management will begin implementing a passenger segregation scheme beginning August 21.

The MRT-3 announced its decision amid the impending return of students to schools for face to face classes, which is expected to increase the number of commuters using the railway.

Under the segregation scheme, the first two doors of the first car would for senior citizens, persons with disability, pregnant women, and travelers with young children, the MRT-3 management said.

The last three doors of the first MRT car would be for female passengers, including female students, it said.

The second and third cars would be for all passengers.

Students would also be able to get a 20 percent fare discount all day.

They would just need to present a valid student ID or original enrollment or registration form when buying single journey tickets.

The first trip would be at 4:38 a.m. at North Avenue station, and at 5:19 a.m. at Taft Avenue station.

The last trip would leave North Avenue at 9:30 p.m., and Taft Avenue at 10:09 p.m.

The MRT-3 management also advised passengers to follow the seven commandments to avoid spreading COVID-19.

These are wearing face masks, avoiding talking on the phone and with other passengers, avoiding eating, maintaining proper ventilation, disinfecting surfaces, avoiding public transportation when you have COVID-19 symptoms, and observing physical distancing.