LRT to allow barefoot passengers on Jan 9

Posted at 01/07/14 1:37 PM

MANILA – The Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 will allow barefoot devotees of Black Nazarene inside its trains on January 9.

"Mga nakayapak na deboto ng Poong Nazareno papayagan na makasakay sa tren ng LRT sa darating na 09 January 2014, Pista ng Itim na Nazareno," said Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) spokesperson Hernando Cabrera on his official Twitter account.

However, Cabrera reminded the public that there will be no free rides on the said day.

He said LRT-1 will deploy more tellers and security personnel to ensure the smooth flow of its operations. Safety and medical personnel will also be on standby.

Cabrera said LRT-1 has a daily average ridership of 500,000. During the Black Nazarene feast last year, the LRT-1 catered to 612,371 passengers. – report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM