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MRT commuters ‘evacuated’ between stations Tuesday

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 07:15 AM February 20, 2018
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A southbound train of the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) train offloaded more than 1,000 passengers on the tracks during Tuesday morning’s rush hour due to a system failure.

In an advisory, MRT-3 media relations officer Aly Narvaez said 1,070 passengers were unloaded between Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard stations after one of its trains suffered an “electrical failure in our braking system” at 6:32 a.m.

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People needed to walk on the tracks to get to one of the stations.

“Evacuation of passengers to Ortigas station is still ongoing,” Narvaez said.

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The advisory did not state the number of affected passengers.

The MRT-3 official said the service disruption was caused by “worn out electrical sub-components” such as insulator, regulator, and main chopper.

The train was brought back to the depot for repair and replacement of electrical components, Narvaez added. /cbb

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