MRT-3 deploys 15 trains after Holy Week break
The Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) managed to deploy 15 trains after it conducted maintenance work during the Holy Week.
At around 2:10 p.m. on Monday, the MRT-3 management announced that after two months, it was able to roll out 15 trains on the tracks, which helped reduce the gap between the trains to six minutes.
The last time that the MRT-3 management had this number of operational trains was on Jan. 5.
The increase in number was attributed to the joint effort made by the management, the engineers, technicians, operators, and other personnel during the Holy Week, media relations officer Aly Narvaez said.
Narvaez said that the improvement of service would partially solve the problem in queues in various MRT-3 stations. Despite this, the management is still aiming to increase the operational trains to 20.
“This will partially address the problem of long queues, but there will still be some lines,” she said in a message sent to reporters.
“Our next target is to increase the availability to 20 trains when the new rehabilitation and maintenance service provider comes in,” Narvaez added. /je