Drive

Will Business Class Coaches Make People Want to Take the MRT?

One senator thinks so.
IMAGE UNSPLASH
Comments

The EDSA traffic saga continues, and ideas continue to pop up left and right like mushrooms.

The latest pitch in this discussion comes from Senator Grace Poe. According to a report by Inquirer, the senator mentioned during a Senate hearing the idea of adding business-class train coaches to the existing MRT-3 line. She says that this will not only contribute to improving the current railway system, but also to help ease the traffic along Metro Manila’s most notorious thoroughfare.

May nagsabi sa akin. Ewan ko if this is something you can consider. But habang ginagawa ninyo yung Dalian trains, baka daw pwedeng a few specific coaches or trains will be designated as business coaches,” said the senator. “Meron silang guaranteed space and designated line. Bakit? Because yung mga tao who can afford to pay that amount are probably those who have private vehicles.”

These premium coaches, apart from having designated areas for separate queues, would charge P200 to P300 per passenger. The revenues generated from these would supposedly aid the Department of Transportation (DOTr) in executing future projects.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Meanwhile, DOTr secretary Arthur Tugade remains open to the suggestion, referring to other planned railway lines in the Philippines which have several train classes as well. “Pwede nating pag-aralan, kapag nakuha na natin yung tamang numero na mag-o-operate.”

Do you think this suggestion is feasible?

It could work.

Doubt it.

SUBMIT MY ANSWER

This story originally appeared on Topgear.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Leandre Grecia for Topgear.com.ph
View Other Articles From Leandre
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
An avid commentator on world events, Tolstoy’s attention had not escaped the Philippines.
 
Share
It's the obvious and humane thing to do.
 
Share
Timor-Leste’s chef de mission to the SEA Games expressed his gratitude to the Filipinos.
 
Share
Meet the watch that sprang forth from the dark side of the moon.
 
Share
With the promise of LGBTQ representation, it's hard to believe that Star Wars never had a gay character before.
 
Share
These quick and stylish additions will help you transition your regular wardrobe to something more suited for the season.
 
Share
 
Share
Deadly nightshade was on President Quezon's list of prescribed medicines two months before he passed.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us