MRT sets new 'no unloading' streak at 31 days


Posted at Nov 16 2018 03:48 PM | Updated as of Nov 16 2018 04:43 PM

Passengers line up at the MRT-3 Taft Avenue Station in Pasay City. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

MANILA- The MRT has recorded its longest no unloading streak in 7 years, with no such incident in the last 31 days, the Department of Transportation said Friday.

The new record was achieved from Oct. 16 to Nov. 15 and surpassed the 29-day streak from July 4 to Aug. 1.

"This is the longest ongoing no-unloading streak for the transit since 2011," the DOTr said.

In recent years, glitches have become commonplace at the train line, which ferries some half million passengers daily.

The DOTr earlier this month said gradual improvements in the train line's operations could be felt by the third quarter of 2019 following Japan's commitment to fund the MRT rehabilitation.