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MRT 3 starts new year with a breakdown

/ 05:27 AM January 02, 2018
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MRT-3 (File photo from Philippine Daily Inquirer)

The Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) welcomed 2018 with yet another train breakdown, affecting hundreds of passengers.

A southbound train unloaded 300 passengers at Guadalupe station shortly after noon on Monday.

The MRT 3 management said the train encountered electrical failure in its motor, possibly due to the “worn-out electrical subcomponents.”

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The  breakdown occurred even when there were fewer passengers using MRT 3 since it was a holiday.

The lack of available spare parts is one of the reasons why the trains often break down, the Department of Transportation said. —Jovic Yee

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