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Second MRT-3 glitch of the day offloads 1,134 passengers

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 07:04 PM January 23, 2018
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Metro Rail Transit travels past the traffic jam along EDSA-Kamuning, Quezon City. EDWIN BACASMAS/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 1,000 passengers of a northbound MRT-3 train were offloaded on Tuesday evening in Pasay City due to a system problem.

An MRT-3 report showed that the train dropped off 1,134 commuters at the northbound portion of Buendia station after it encountered an “ATP failure” at 6:07 p.m.

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The service disruption was caused by “worn out ATP sub-components” like ATP board and ATP sensor, the report said.

ATP stands for “automatic train protection.”

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Affected passengers rode on a different train that arrived 10 minutes after.

Earlier, the MRT-3 also experienced a “braking system error” at 11:53 a.m. that unloaded its 500 passengers at the northbound portion of Santolan – Annapolis station. /je

READ: Northbound MRT-3 train offloads 500 passengers due to ‘system error’

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