MRT-3 unloads 700 passengers at Boni station
MANILA, Philippines — A southbound Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) train stopped and unloaded around 700 passengers at the line’s Boni Station on Friday afternoon.
An MRT-3 advisory said the passengers were unloaded at the Boni station after an electrical failure hit the train’s motor at 1:29 pm.
DOTr MRT-3 ADVISORY
18 January 2019
A Southbound (SB) train unloaded at Boni station due to ELECTRICAL FAILURE IN OUR MOTOR at 1:29PM today.
The whole train was unloaded, with approximately 700 passengers. pic.twitter.com/ScLm782BVt
— DOTr MRT-3 (@dotrmrt3) January 18, 2019
After 8 minutes, the unloaded passengers were allowed to board the next train, MRT said.
MRT-3 said the cause of the electrical failure was “worn-out electrical sub-components such as main chopper, regulator and insulator.”
The line’s management also assured that it would undertake “preventive maintenance and replacement of the train’s electrical components.” /muf
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