Poe: Agony of MRT passengers to end soon with arrival of new train spare parts
Senator Grace Poe hopes that the “agony of long-suffering passengers” of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) would end as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) started to receive the initial batch of spare parts to repair the troubled train system.
“We believe a comprehensive plan to improve MRT-3 services is necessary to ensure that no more coaches will be derailed and that no lives will be endangered,” Poe said in a statement on Wednesday, a day after spare parts needed to repair the train system started to arrive from Europe and China.
“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa DOTr sa pagkakaroon ng puso para sa daanlibong pasahero ng MRT-3, lalo na sa mga may kapansanan, matatanda, buntis at ang mga pasaherong umuuwi sa kani-kanilang mga probinsya sa kagustuhang mapabilis ang kanilang biyahe dahil sa tindi ng trapik sa Metro Manila,” she added.
(We are thanking DOTr for having a heart for the hundreds of thousands of passengers in the MRT-3, especially to the physically challenged, elderly, pregnant moms and those passengers who are going home to their provinces in their wish to make their travel faster because of traffic in Metro Manila.)
After this, the Senate committee on public services chair said the DOTr should now award the MRT-3’s maintenance to a “reputable company that has knowledge of and capability in railway operations.” /jpv
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