MANILA – Another train of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) stalled yet again, this time near the EDSA Buendia station and had to be pushed by another train northbound on Sunday morning.
Initial information from Atty. Hernando Cabrera, spokesperson of the LRTA, said one of its drivers noticed at around 10 a.m. that there was something wrong with the machine of the train he was driving.
In an interview with DZMM, one of the passengers said they were asked to alight from the train and wait for the next one.
“Yung first train po, 15 minutes po halos bago kami pinalabas then pagkalabas po, ang sabi hintayin daw po yung pangalawang train tapos isasakay kami. Nung hinintay po namin ang pangalawang tren, ang nangyari, hindi rin po kami pinasakay. Ang nangyari, pinaghintay lang po kami sa wala,” he said.
Due to the incident, Cabrera said they had to implement a "half-life" operation from North Avenue to Shaw Boulevard and back at 10:30 a.m.
Full line operation was restored only at 11:30 a.m.
This incident comes just four days after an MRT train crashed through a barrier at the Pasay Taft station after being uncoupled from a second train that was pushing it.
At least 36 people were injured in the crash Wednesday afternoon. – report from Dexter Ganibe, DZMM