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MRT-3 deploying first Dalian train today, October 15

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 07:58 AM October 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3’s (MRT-3) will deploy a China-made Dalian train for a limited run starting today, October 15, 2019, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced.

DOTr said Dalian Corp.’s three- coach train, which can carry 1,050 passengers per trip, will run during evening off-peak hours from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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The train is the first of only three Dalian trains that have so far completed validation tests, including a 150-hour test run.

The deployment of the first Dalian train has the consent of MRT’3’s maintenance provider, Sumitomo Corporation-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – TES Philippines, the DOTr said.

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The Dalian train will only be deployed for an initial trial period up to the start of the rail replacement in November 2019.

DOTr said officials of MRT-3, Sumitomo Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are currently discussing technical considerations of Dalian trains amid the planned replacement of MRT-3 tracks.

The Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) has also given its concurrence to the Dalian trains agreement with Sumitomo, the agency added. /gsg

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