MRT-3 train offloads 450 riders due to electrical failure
MANILA, Philippines – An electrical failure stopped a train of the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) line, forcing it to offload 450 passengers at the southbound section of its Quezon Avenue station on Wednesday past noon.
The line’s management in an advisory said the glitch happened at 12:48 p.m. due to “electrical failure in motor.”
According to the MRT-3 management, the failure was caused by worn-out electrical sub-components of the train like its main chopper, regulator and insulator.
The affected passengers then boarded a skipped train or one that has no passengers that arrived at 1:06 p.m. or after 14 minutes later.
The last offloading incident of the line was last January 13. Two glitches happened during the said date. /muf
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