Separate train cars

Commuting has definitely been easier – at least, riding the MRT, that is. The first car of the MRT is solely for females, senior citizens, the disabled and children. It has been easier because even though there are a lot of women who board the first train car, it’s still less crowded.

However, I noticed that some men still get in there. I don’t know if they couldn’t read or if they simply want the convenience of being in a less crowded area. At least now those pregnant women and those with kids would have more space and it’s easier for them too.

Or maybe it’s simply because summer vacation so there are less students who commute too. Hmmm. We’ll see.

However, I noticed that some men still get in there. I don’t know if they couldn’t read or if they simply want the convenience of being in a less crowded area. At least now those pregnant women and those with kids would have more space and it’s easier for them too.

Or maybe it’s simply because summer vacation so there are less students who commute too. Hmmm. We’ll see.

5 Comments so far

  1. nina (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 5:19 pm

    i rode the MRT today and it really was comfortable in the first car. though I only rode from North to Cubao, so the car is still pretty empty.

    i think some of the men still doesn’t know about the segregation. some men are allowed in the first car though: senior citizens, men with infants or toddlers, men with pregnant wife (?), and MRT officials/employees carrying sacks of money for deposit at the bank.


  2. Drakulita (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

    However, I noticed that some men still get in there. I don’t know if they couldn’t read or if they simply want the convenience of being in a less crowded area.

    LOL. Or maybe they’re like my gay classmate back in first year who’d enter women’s restrooms just because. :P


  3. Clair (unregistered) on April 6th, 2006 @ 11:07 am

    Nina: Maybe some don’t know. Hmmm. Well, the security guards do catch their attention so that they would also be informed. And I do recall seeing some notices on the train stations a week ago.

    Drakulita: Hahahaha. =D


  4. charliesolisph (unregistered) on April 9th, 2006 @ 2:51 pm

    my officemate managed to jump in the last second and the sekyu signalled to have the train stopped to my officemate’s total embarrassment, he-he. obvously, he didn’t know. this other friend of mine was more stubborn. when he was apprehended by a sekyu, he told the latter to have a lady he spotted on the next coach to swap seats with him. she was, after all, robbing a male passenger of his space on the “man-coach”. she, too, was uninformed of the scheme. she could’ve had a nice trip in the “segregated coach” but she refused to leave, after seeing my officemate target her for the swap, perhaps she wanted to feel male genitals against her. my friend was just being politically correct, i guess, hehe!


  5. Clair (unregistered) on April 10th, 2006 @ 11:36 am

    CharlieSolisPH: Haha. Interesting anecdote! :D



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