MRT unloads 1,134 passengers at Buendia Station

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 23 2018 08:32 PM

MANILA - More than a thousand passengers of the MRT-3 were unloaded Tuesday night after the train they were riding suffered a glitch.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said a northbound train unloaded 1,134 passengers at Buendia Station in Makati at around 6:07 p.m. due to Automatic Train Protection (ATP) failure.

"Passengers were loaded in the next train which arrived 10 minutes later," the DOTr said.

"One cause of ATP Failure is worn-out ATP sub-components (e.g. ATP board, ATP sensor)."

The MRT-3 has encountered several glitches this year, although the government says the train system has had fewer issues since the DOTr took over repair its repair and maintenance.

Last November, the MRT shortened its operating hours to give more time for maintenance work after the train line encountered frequent glitches.

Some 500,000 commuters use the MRT-3 every day to travel on EDSA, Metro Manila's busiest thoroughfare.