This Is What Riding the LRT-2 Will Be Like Once It Opens Again

Check out this drill by police trainees.

(SPOT.ph) Metro Manila's train lines aren't known for being an orderly place—which is why the pictures of a "new normal" are sending slight chills down our spines. The Light Rail Transit Authority together with the Philippine National Police held a simulation exercise on May 26 for what a typical commute in our trains may look like with physical distancing, with pictures showing police trainees looking a bit like a glitch in the matrix.

PHOTO BY Jerome Ascano
PHOTO BY Jerome Ascano
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The exercise was held at the Light Rail Transit Line 2, Recto Station. According to Atty. Hernando Cabrera, LRTA spokesperson, authorities are working to cut the potential waiting time of passengers. Markers will be put in place to inform you of how much time you have left to wait until you can get on a train. Commuters are advised to brace for long waiting times—not that we aren't used it, but with our train lines operating under a limited capacity, we might be waiting even longer than usual. 

The line spanned all the way down into the streets.
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All these new rules have been placed to ensure physical distancing while commuting. Guidelines set by the Department of Transportation also include wearing of masks and other protective gear while in transport. Check out more pics of the exercise below:

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Markers for where passengers are meant to stay.
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PHOTO BY Jerome Ascano

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