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‘Smoke emission’ halts MRT-3 train

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 02:01 PM January 26, 2018

A reported “smoke emission” has forced a southbound Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) train to stop between GMA-Kamuning and Araneta Center-Cubao Stations on Friday afternoon.

In a service report, the MRT-3management said the train operator reported a “smoke emission” near the door at 1:42 p.m.

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An INQUIRER.net live video showed distressed commuters walking towards the platform of the Araneta Center-Cubao Station of the MRT-3.

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The MRT-3 immediately limited its operations from Shaw Boulevard to Taft Avenue Stations for both southbound and northbound lanes after the incident. Normal operations resumed at 2:46 p.m.

Citing information from the control center, the service report said the smoke was “probably” caused by the electronic components under the seats.

In September 2017, an MRT-3 train stopped and offloaded passengers near Santolan-Annapolis Station after one of its seats caught fire.

READ: MRT seat catches fire, off-loads passengers

 

MRT-3 Media Relations Officer Aly Narvaez said a fire truck has been dispatched in front of Mega Q Mart to put out the smoke from the train.

Narvaez said that MRT-3 Operations Director Michael Capati has boarded the affected train for inspection, and that the train is now being hauled back to the depot for further investigation.   /kga

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