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Power supply glitch stalls MRT-3 operations

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 07:45 AM September 06, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Line Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) suspended operations Friday morning due to lack of power supply from the Shaw Boulevard station in Mandaluyong City to Santolan station in Quezon City.

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In a statement on Friday, the MRT-3 management said the cable of the Overhead Catenary System at the Guadalupe station (northbound) in Makati City was cut off, adversely affecting the entire railway system’s power supply distribution.

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Repairs are ongoing, MRT-3 management said.

In a separate statement, the MRT-3 said it is working to start partial service from North Avenue Station to Shaw Boulevard by 12 noon and full operation from North Avenue station to Taft Avenue station before 5 p.m.

Buses and trucks have been deployed by MRT-3 management and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to help transport the more than 7,000 affected passengers.

“Thank you and we are sorry for the inconvenience,” MRT-3 management said in a statement.  /gsg

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