INFOGRAPHIC: Why the MRT train accident happened

Infographic by Angela Salano,

Posted at Aug 14 2014 12:53 AM | Updated as of Jan 08 2016 11:28 AM

MRT train stalls between the Magallanes and Taft stations. Following SOP, the train needed to be pushed by an oncoming train.

The next train, which emptied its passengers in Magallanes, links up to stalled train and starts pushing it to the end of the Taft platform.

The two trains’ link gets disconnected along the way.

Stalled train hits a barrier and goes past the Taft platform and falls on EDSA, hitting some vehicles and causing injuries.