(Photo courtesy of MRT-3 Facebook)

MANILA – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) is set to reimplement a segregation scheme that would provide exclusive access to the first two doors of the first car for senior citizens, persons with disability (PWD), the pregnant, and those accompanying children  starting Sunday.

The announcement on Friday said women may occupy the rest of the first-train car.

Ang ikalawa at ikatlong bagon ng tren ay bukas para sa lahat ng uring pasahero (The second and third train cars will be open to all passengers),” the MRT-3 management said.

The return of the segregation scheme comes in time for the first day of classes of School Year 2022-2023 on Monday.

Students can avail of the 20-percent fare discount during the entire operational hours of the MRT-3 by presenting identification cards or original copies of the enrolment or registration forms when purchasing single-journey tickets from MRT-3 booths.

The first MRT-3 trains leave North Avenue station in Quezon City at 4:38 a.m. and Taft Avenue station in Pasay City at 5:19 a.m.

The last trains depart North Avenue at 9:30 p.m. and Taft Avenue at 10:09 p.m.

The Light Rail Transit Line 1 and Philippine National Railways follow the same segregation scheme.

(Infographic courtesy of MRT-3)

MRT-3 implements the “seven commandments” in public transport to curb the spread of Covid-19.

These include passengers wearing face masks; refraining from talking; refraining from eating; and following appropriate physical distancing guidelines; and on the part of the MRT-3, ensuring adequate ventilation; regular disinfection of surfaces; and barring passengers with symptoms of Covid-19. (PNA)