This Love Month, LRT-1 operator Light Rail Manila Corporation rolled out anew its Love Train with a fresh twist anchoring on the theme, Love Notes From Around the World.
“Over the last three years, LRMC has not only been improving the system with more trains, more trips, and shorter queueing time, but has also been innovating ways to improve customer experienceand creating an environment that sparks interaction and makes LRT-1 rides more fun and enjoyable,” President and CEO Juan Alfonso said at the launch of the first of three themed trains today at Roosevelt Station in Quezon City.
This year, LRMC dressed up three light rail vehicles (LRVs) of a Generation 1 train featuring quotes and poems by Spanish and French poets Pablo Neruda and Marceline Desbordes-Valmore as well as love letters of Filipino hero Andres Bonifacio. “Their literary work serves as a reminder that love transcends all languages and boundaries,” Alfonso added.
The train also has spaces and pens dedicated for passengers to write their own love notes and special Valentine’s greetings. LRMC invites commuters to take photos inside the train and post it on their social media pages using the hashtag #LRT1Love and by tagging @officialLRT1 on Twitter and Instagram and Light Rail Manila Corporation page on Facebook.
Apart from the Love Train, LRMC also treats passengers to a musical fete by the Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM). Alfonso and OPM President Herminio ‘Ogie’ Alcasid have partnered to champion OPM music through rent-free busking sessions in LRT-1 dubbed as Railway Jam.
Under the partnership, OPM buskers may perform one set of songs in LRT-1 stations for 45 minutes to an hour. The Railway Jam will run for six months every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4PM – 6PM.