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December 18, 2013

MRT’s new crowd control measures: Better or Worse?

The Metro Rail Transit management has recently implemented a new crowd control scheme in the hopes of “improving” the passengers’ commute experience, as well as freeing up some space in the ever-crowded North Avenue station.

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The management’s solution was to enforce a by-batch-entry system wherein 500 passengers will only be allowed to enter the station and wait to aboard a train, at any given time.

According to Al Vitangcol, the current GM of MRT, the new scheme will minimize the number of passengers who are flocking the North Avenue station to ride the train.

“Ang nangyayari kasi dati yung mga pasahero na galing sa ibang istasyon, sa kagustuhang makasakay ay pumupunta dito lahat sa North Avenue station. Kaya nagkakaipon-ipon dito,”

MRT management’s new crowd-control scheme may seem fine on paper (at least for them), but in reality it just forces the passengers to wait outside of the station, exposing them to the unforgiving heat of the sun and pollution.

So we’re left with the obvious question, is this newly implemented measure going to deliver on its promise of better commute experience or it’s just going to make matters worse? What do you guys think?

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63 Responses to “MRT’s new crowd control measures: Better or Worse?”

  1. jujuju says:

    Mga ka-yuga, marahil ay tama lang naman siguro na magtaas ng pamasahe kahit 5pesos, ang sagot ng gobyerno kada taon sa mrt pa lamang ay nasa 7-9 na bilyon na, hndi naman siguro mabigat ang 5 piso basta sa ikagaganda ang serbisyo, kung makapagyosi nga ang madaming tinatawag na “mahirap” wagas anu ba naman yung 5 piso lang.

    • aze says:

      yang 9 na bilyon na yan ay galing sa tax. at hindi nila makurakot yan dahil araw araw kailangan, san mapupunta yan? sa project na madali itago?

      para sabihin ko sayo hindi lahat ng mahirap nag yoyosi!!

      sayo siguro barya lang ang lima, sana hindi dumating araw na pag dukot mo sa bulsa mo para kumuha ng pamasahe ay kulang ng lima at hindi ka makauwi.

    • wew says:

      @aze ang punto lng naman kase eh para mapaganda ung serbisyo ng MRT…isipin nyu mas mura ung pamasahe tas mas mabilis pa ung byahe cguro naman ok lng na mas mataas ang presyo kung mas marami ang benefits, ngaun kung di kaya maraming ibang modes of transportation naman jan eh

    • jujuju says:

      @aze sinabi ko bang lahat? tax na binabayaran nating lahat kahit hndi naman gumagamit ng mrt, ang sa akin lang naman kaibigan may panahon na kailangan din nating tulungan ang gobyerno, gaya ng mga ganitong bagay, matagal tagal na rin naman ang mrt at madami na nakinabang sa pagsubsidize ng pamasahe nto, nararapat lang siguro na sa iba naman ilagay ang pondo, makakatulong din na unti unting paunlarin ang mga karatig probinsya para hndi lang sa Metro Manila mafocus ang trabaho, para hndi na rin madagdagn ang pasahero at malay natin mabawasan pa, pagkakaisa ang kailangan at displina. at kaibigan wala akong intensyon masama kaya wag ka sana mag isip ng masama sa kapwa mo. GodBless you aze. :)

  2. Shines says:

    Ang solusyon ay mag dagdag ng mga tren. lalu lang nilang papahirapan mga tao sa gagawin nilang yan.. dagdag tren ang kailangan.

  3. kennz says:

    Adding trains will not resolve the issue. We need more infrastructure in parallel to the current MRT3 and LRT1. And once the proposed MRT linking North and Bulacan is done it will become worst.

  4. Troy says:

    Mag dagdag na kasi ng pamasahe. Kahit 15 pesos papatulan ko yan basta ba naman mabilis ang byahe

  5. MRT Commuter says:

    One GOOD SOLUTION. Put trains with 4 loader like sa LRT. Kasi diba ang loader ng MRT trains is tatlo lang. It will help a lot.

  6. Babble says:

    It’s sad that all of us our babbling how and what is the best thing to do. But the truth is, these words and letter don’t do a damn thing. We are still slaves by damn politicians and greedy businessmen. We middle class people do 90% of their work and get 10% of the produce and we fight over that 10% pinching every as much pennies as we can. You just do the math for the other side of the coin. Just. Sad.

  7. naisipkolang says:

    sa tingin ko, panahon na para taasan ang fare sa mrt at ang fare matrix dapat i discourage ung malalapit lng na sumakay. ilipat ang ibang subsidy sa bus para bumaba ang presyo. para naman mabawasan ang travel time sa edsa dapat may bus terminal sa trinoma sa umaga ng biyaheng direct to cubao, ortigas at makati. bawal magdrop at magpickup sa daan. gamitin ang mga flyover at underpass. kung gusto mo ng subsidy medyo tyaga ka ng kunting oras sa tagal ng biyahe sa bus at kung gusto mo mabilis eh dapat naman may kaakibat na dagdag bayad sa mrt fair naman cguro un, d ba mga ka-yuga?

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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