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MRT-3 train offloads 600 passengers due to signaling error

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 08:12 PM March 18, 2018

A southbound train of the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) offloaded its passengers on Sunday night due to a system failure.

In an advisory, MRT-3 media relations officer Aly Narvaez said 600 passengers were offloaded at Ortigas station at 6:49 p.m. due to ATP (Signaling) Error.

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The service disruption was caused by “worn out ATP sub-components” particularly the ATP sensor, Narvaez said.

ATP stands for “automatic train protection.”

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Affected passengers then rode on a different train which arrived six minutes after.

This is the sixth offloading incident that the MRT-3 management has recorded for the month of March. /je

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