MANILA, Philippines – Light Rail Manila Corporation and the Philippine National Police successfully inked, Wednesday, February 6, a Memorandum of Agreement to strengthen safety and security measures in all 20 stations of LRT-1.
“Our partnership will bring more police visibility
to our trains and our stations.”
LRMC President and CEO Juan F. Alfonso shared that when LRMC first took over the LRT-1 operations in 2015, it had an average daily ridership of approximately 400,000 but in the end of 2018, it has reached an average of more than 540,000 passengers.
Once the Cavite Extension Project is completed, LRT-1 will have additional eight stations and the daily ridership is anticipated to increase to 800,000. Certainly, the safety and security of passengers is a shared concern between LRMC and PNP.
“Our partnership will bring more police visibility to our trains and our stations. Thru the presence of PNP uniformed personnel and police assistance desks, we hope that unwanted threats will be deterred. Our more than 540,000 passengers daily deserve no less. World-class service. Para sa bayan,” Alfonso said.
The PNP likewise believes that the partnership is a good step to open windows of opportunities for greater collaboration towards a common objective of making public transportation consistently safe and secure.
Police Deputy Director General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan in his speech delivered by National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Director Guillermo Eleazar, assured that PNP will perform harder and better leading towards a safer place to live in, work, and do business.
“We thank the LRMC for giving us this privilege of partnering with them, and may the torch of friendship and collaboration between our two agencies continue to burn bright,” Cascolan stated.
LRT line 1 being one of the biggest transport installations in the National Capital Region crosses the cities of Paranaque, Pasay, Manila, Quezon City, and Caloocan.