MANILA, Philippines – Passengers of the Light Rail Transit line 1 (LRT-1) are now allowed to bring bottled water and other liquids onto train stations and coaches after the management lifted the ban on Tuesday.
The LRT-1 announced on its Twitter account that the ban on liquids will be removed beginning April 2.
“Sa lahat po ng aming mga minamahal na pasahero, epektibo mula ngayong ikalawa ng Abril 2019, lifted na ang pagbabawal sa anumang inumin o likido sa loob ng #LRT1,” the announcement read.
LRT-1 along with other train systems in Metro Manila, implemented the ban on liquid items starting Jan. 31, 2019 as a safety measure following bombing incidents in Mindanao.
LRT-2 and MRT-3 lifted the policy in February, but the latter imposed a new rule, requiring passengers to test the liquid items by drinking the water, spraying perfume or using the lotion or alcohol in front of MRT Security Personnel. – Robie de Guzman
The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), LRT-1 operator, has announced adjustments in their train operating hours to accommodate a system upgrade.
Starting July 29, the last train from Baclaran (northbound) will depart at 9:30 p.m. and from Roosevelt (southbound) at 9:45 p.m., on all days.
Meanwhile the first trip remains at 4:30 a.m. for both directions.
LRMC Operations Director Bobby San Jose said “The system upgrade and rehabilitation work will include the replacement of the auxiliary power supply and train control and monitoring system among many others.”
San Jose adds, they aim to provide quality service for the commuters and for a safe, reliable, efficient, and comfortable journey.
The LRMC aims to finish all maintenance and rehabilitation by October 2020.—AAC
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) MRT-3 reminds passengers to claim their seized liquid items such as water containers, colognes, hand sanitizers, lotions etc. 14 days before they will permanently be disposed by the MRT-3 management.
Passengers would only need to show one valid ID to the station supervisor at the station control room of any MRT-3, LRT-2 stations to claim the said confiscated item.
The DOTr-MRT 3 has already lifted the ban on liquid items in all their stations, but security personnel would need to verify the said items before allowing the passenger to enter the station. — Aileen Cerrudo
The management of the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) has lifted its ban on bottled water and other liquid items.
MRT-3 said in a statement Wednesday that bottled water, lotions and other liquids such as perfume, alcohol and the like that have volume capacity of more than 100 milliliters (ML) may now be brought inside train stations and coaches.
However, passengers have to test these items by drinking the water, spraying perfume or using the lotion or rubbing alcohol in front of MRT security personnel.
Light Rail Transit line 2 (LRT-2) also temporarily lifted its liquid ban as they await the policy’s official Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) from the Office of the Transportation Security, according to LRT-2 Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera.
For its part, the Management of the Light Rail Transit line 1 (LRT-1) said it would continue implementing its ban on bottled water and other drinks.
In January, transport authorities imposed a liquid ban in the MRT and LRT lines as part of heightened security measures following recent bombing incidents in the southern part of the country.
Only breast milk, liquids for the needs of children and people with disabilities and liquids used to augment the body for medical and cosmetic reasons were allowed on the trains during the ban. – Robie de Guzman
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