MANILA - Sixteen trains were reported to be running on Thursday night, surpassing Monday's previous high of 15 trains, the transportation department said.
As of 9 p.m., the DOTr said 16 trains were operational and running, with an estimated time of arrival of 5.5 minutes.
The MRT began the day with 14 operational trains, and 13 trains running.
Metro Manila's main railway, which ferries 500,000 people on average daily, had operated only up to 10 trains at a time in recent months, causing long passenger queues.
Trains also suffered chronic breakdowns, forcing many passengers to disembark and walk on the tracks.