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Short circuit blamed for smoke in MRT-3 train

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 09:46 AM November 07, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A short circuit in one of the traction motors caused the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 train to break down and emit smoke last November 4, MRT-3 management explained Thursday.

Over 500 passengers were unloaded last Monday at the Santolan station after the train emitted smoke.

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The train line had to implement provisionary service from Shaw Boulevard Station to Taft Station only due to the incident.

READ: MRT-3 train emits smoke; 530 passengers unloaded

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It took about two hours before normal operations of the train line resumed.

READ: MRT-3 resumes normal ops from North to Taft stations after train emits smoke

The management said that a high current also flowed in the circuit, damaging the electrical box and other parts.

“According to Sumitomo-MHI-TESP (maintenance provide), the cause of the incident was due to a short circuit in one of the traction motors (broken bearing cover),” the MRT-3 management said in a statement.

“It also showed on the affected parts that high current flowed in the circuit, causing significant damage to the electrical box and adjacent parts,” it added.

MRT-3 management assured that it has implemented countermeasures to prevent a similar incident

“We appeal to the riding public’s understanding while the massive rehabilitation of MRT-3 system is ongoing,” MRT-3management said.  /gsg

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