PASIG CITY, April 5 (PIA) — The Metro Rail Transit Line-3 (MRT-3) today facilitated the soft launching of TRAZE contact tracing application for use by its train passengers.
“This should facilitate passenger monitoring and tracking process to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” the MRT-3 management said in a Facebook post.
TRAZE Contact Tracing App can be downloaded on mobile app stores such as Google Play, App Store, Huawei AppGallery, or Samsung Galaxy Store.
“TRAZE is a QR-based contact tracing application that can be downloaded from mobile application stores such as Google Play, AppStore, Huawei AppGallery, or Samsung Galaxy Store,” the train line added.
It uses QR codes that passengers must scan three times on MRT-3: at their entry station, train coach on board, and exit station.
However, the manual option of contact tracing on MRT-3 will remain for passengers without smartphones.
The MRT-3 also announced that starting today, it will re-operate at limited capacity after the annual Holy Week maintenance and rehabilitation activities on the line.
MRT-3’s re-operation target is 10 to 12 train sets, where trains will remain at 30 percent passenger capacity, equivalent to 124 passenger per train car or 372 passengers per train set.
The first train ride from North Avenue station was 4:37 a.m. and 5:17 a.m. again from Taft Avenue station.
The last train will leave North Avenue station at 9:30 p.m. and from Taft Avenue station at 10:10 p.m.
In addition, it will also facilitate mass swab testing for rail line employees.
This is in accordance with the directive of the Department of Transportation to guarantee all employees of the transportation sector safe from COVID-19 before reopening to the public.
In order to congratulate the passengers affected by the limited operation of the line, EDSA Carousel Bus Augmentation Program will continue to be launched at the following stations: North Avenue, Quezon Avenue, GMA Kamuning, Santolan, Ortigas, and Guadalupe.
The MRT-3 leadership also continues to encourage its passengers to follow ′′ 7 Commandments ′′ inside trains and stations to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
1) Always wear a face mask and face shield;
2) No talking and talking on the phone;
3) No eating;
4) Always maintain proper and adequate ventilation in trains;
5) Always do disinfection;
6) Passengers with COVID-19 symptoms are not allowed to ride trains; and
7) Always follow the rules of appropriate physical distancing.