LRT Riding Tips

One of my frustration when riding the LRT Line 1 at the Monumento Station is that there aren’t any more marks on the floor pointing out where the door will be located when the train stops. As a result there are times that when the train stops, I am facing a train window. Argh! I can’t really rely on other passengers since most are as clueless as I am.  Sometimes, I would join clumps of people reasoning that they might be passengers who were not able to get into the previous train so they know where the door would be.

Here’s the problem though, there are two types of trains running on the LRT system, the old and the relatively new. And their doors are not exactly spaced the same. So if the previous train’s an old train and the next one’s new, one may still end up facing a window instead of the door.

So for the Monumento Station, this is what I have obeserved: for the relatively new train, the last door for the female coach stops directly at the fifth lightboard to the left of the yellow Monumento signage. While waiting for the train, look up to the other platform and find the yellow signage (not the blue one). Then count 5 lightboards.

Another tip would be not to line up for the third door of the female coach of the relatively new trains as the chance of getting a seat is so small. There are only a few seats there as far as I could recall since an area where there’s supposedly seats don’t have any but is sort of an area for wheelchairs or strollers.  Determining where the third door is something I have yet to figure out though.

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