Commuters who take the MRT-3 regularly understand the struggle of having to walk up and down the multiple flights of stairs at the train stations. This is never easy, especially if you’re late for a meeting or making your way back home after a hard day’s work.
Thankfully, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has finally been able to fix all the escalators and the majority of elevators at all MRT-3 stations. According to the agency’s latest announcement, all 46 escalators and 27 of 34 elevators in total are now operational along the train line.
This can only bode well for commuters, as the steep staircases at the train stations are difficult enough to climb for able-bodied adults—what more for children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. And while not a lot of people are going around Metro Manila via trains at the moment, anyway, this is still something that commuters can look forward to once the COVID-19 pandemic blows over.
“Tinupad ng Department of Transportation at ng pamunuan ng MRT-3 ang kanilang pangako na magiging mas maayos at maganda ang serbisyo nito para sa mga pasahero. Magiging malaking tulong sa mga commuters ang pagkaayos ng lahat ng escalators at elevators,” said MRT-3 director for operations Michael Capati in a statement.
In addition to these improvements, the MRT-3 management has also just recently installed multiple bike racks at train stations. What’s more, passengers may use these bike racks for free—you can our story on it here for more details.
Anyway, what do you think of this recent announcement? Are you looking forward to using these escalators and elevators once we all get back to the daily grind? What other improvements would you like to see at MRT-3 stations?