Despite 45 coaches servicing commuters, lines for the MRT still long AF
A perfect use of that abbreviation
(SPOT.ph) It's an unlikely hot topic for the coming national elections: MRT Problems. The problem seems easy enough to fix and Vice President Jejomar Binay, ever the hero, has stepped in to point a finger at DOTC Secretary Emilio Abaya. According to the VP's spokesperson Rico Quicho, "the best advice we can give is for you to resign, Secretary Abaya, and leave the problem to competent people who are better suited for the job."
On Monday, despite reports that the MRT is now running 45 coaches during peak hours, epic long lines were still spotted outside stations.
According to Senator Chiz Escudero, the DOTC is planning to spend some P16 billion to end long queues and fix the transfer time between stations from 10 minutes to five, but added, "10 minutes nga lang ba ang waiting time sa MRT ngayon?" The picture above, taken by Sofia Regalado, paints a different picture. To put this in perspective, the passengers have better luck walking to the next station, GMA Kamuning, than waiting in line.