Long lines outside MRT stations to persist until 2016

At least they’re letting us know that they’ll be wasting more of our time.

Commuters who have to endure the horrible lines at MRT stations everyday will have to wait for another two years before the situation improves, says the chief administrator of the train line.


GMA News Online reports that the Metro Rail Transit General Manager Al Vitangcol has admitted in a television interview that the riding public will have to wait until 2016 for the completion of the delivery of new coaches that will make the train line's service more efficient.


The report quoted Vitangcol as saying that while the Department of Transportation and Communication "has [already] issued a notice to proceed in purchasing new trains to help decongest stations," it will take two more years before all 48 new coaches are delivered to the Philippines.


In the meantime, Vitangcol said the MRT administration will put up tents and water stations in outside their stations to help alleviate the stress experienced by commuters who wait in line to board the train. Several passengers have complained that the queues outside  MRT stations have already reached the streets because the trains take too long to arrive.


For more on this story, log on to GMA News Online.

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