No free rides on Jan. 9 for Black Nazarene Devotees

There will be no free ride for the Black Nazarene devotees on January 9 (Thurs), the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) said on Tuesday.
Devotees are expected to troop to Luneta and Quiapo on the said date. As per past conducts of the feast, LRT ridership tend to increase as people flock to Manila's busy district Quiapo.

Feast of the Black Nazarene

That said, LRTA spokesman Cabrera said, barefoot passengers will be allowed to board the LRT trains.
The feast of the Black Nazarene is when a "life-sized, dark wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ carrying the cross" is being carried out for public veneration.

Urban walkers out there - beware of the increase traffic volume on the said date. Better plan your routes wisely.