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2 MRT-3 trains break down, affecting 600 passengers

By: - Reporter / @jovicyeeINQ
/ 05:15 PM January 20, 2018

Within two hours, two Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) trains broke down on Saturday afternoon, affecting more than 600 passengers.

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At around 2:18 p.m., a northbound train unloaded 450 passengers at Boni Station after it encountered an electrical failure in one of its motors. The MRT 3 management said in an advisory that the incident may have been triggered by worn-out electrical subcomponents.

Two hours later, a second train unloaded 225 passengers at the southbound platform of the Quezon Avenue station after its doors failed to work.

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Commuters’ leaning on or forcing open the doors are among the reasons cited by the MRT 3 management why train doors fail.

All affected passengers were able to transfer to the next train in under six minutes. As of 4 p.m., only 11 trains are in operation in the country’s busiest train line, leaving passengers to wait for almost eight minutes at the platform. /jpv

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