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MRT-3 hits new record-high for deploying 22 train sets

/ 11:47 AM September 22, 2020
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MANILA, Philippines — The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) has set another record-high number of train sets deployed in its rail line history.

In an interview over state-run PTV’s Laging Handa Briefing on Tuesday, MRT-3 Director for Operations Michael Capati said a total of 22 train sets have been fielded in the rail line on Monday night “for the first time in history.”

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This is higher from the earlier record of 21 train sets recorded last September 16.

“‘Yan po ay magreresulta sa mas mabilis na pagsakay ng mananakay natin sa MRT-3,” Capati said.

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(That will result in faster transportation of our riding public in the MRT-3.)

No unloading incident was also recorded in the past three months or since the resumption of public transportation in June under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ), the MRT-3 official noted.

Health and safety protocols are being strictly enforced inside MRT-3 trains such as observing the one-meter physical distancing, wearing of face shield and face mask, no eating, no talking, and answering of calls on any digital device.

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