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How to survive a busy Link light rail train

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Since the University Link extension opened in March 2016, we’ve seen exponential ridership growth on light rail. And you’ve probably felt it. You may not get a seat or you have to stand really close to other riders. But we assure you, a healthy transit system is crowded, especially during rush hours.

Here’s some tips on good transit manners to make a busy train ride more pleasant:

Don’t stand by the doors. Move away so others can enter and exit.

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No bags on seats or in aisles. Put them under your seat, on your lap or in the designated luggage area.

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Move to the center and ends of the train to make room for others.

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We will continue to monitor train loads to ensure we have the right number of trains out there to accommodate ridership. In the meantime, practice these tips and share with un-abiding riders.

Thanks for riding!

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