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MRT-3 full operations resume

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 05:44 PM September 06, 2019

Stranded passengers wait for other modes of transportation at the North Avenue Station in Quezon City due to the halted operations of the MRT-3. (Jam Sta. Rosa/Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — Train services of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) resumed at 5 p.m. Friday, more than 10 hours after it conked out due to power supply issues.

The MRT-3 suspended its operations at 6:42 a.m. on Friday due to a lack of power supply caused by a  cable of its Overhead Catenary System (OCS) that snapped at the Guadalupe station (northbound). Hours later, it implemented provisional service from North Avenue Station to Shaw Boulevard, both north and south-bound.

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The MRT-3 management said in a statement that the team repairing the OCS has successfully reconnected and restored the power supply at 4:35 p.m.

“After normalizing operations, MRT-3 will proceed to investigate the cause of the cut catenary cable,” they said.

The MRT-3 earlier said there were 7,302 passengers who were affected by the service interruption.

It deployed buses to ferry the affected passengers to their destinations along Edsa.

The MMDA also provided free rides to accommodate the stranded passengers.

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