4 hurt after MRT train activates emergency brakes


Posted at May 03 2023 12:56 PM | Updated as of May 03 2023 01:22 PM

MANILA — Four MRT-3 passengers "sustained minor injuries" after a train activated its emergency brakes on Wednesday morning, its management said. 

In a statement, MRT-3 said the automatic train protection system activated an emergency brake to stop a "defective index" while approaching the Boni Avenue station at around 9 a.m.

The train moved again within several minutes after inspection by on-board technicians. It was later removed for further troubleshooting by MRT-3's maintenance provider.

Meanwhile, the 4 injured passengers received first aid from emergency medical technicians, the MRT management said. 

Assistant Secretary for Railways and MRT-3 Officer-in-Charge Jorjette Aquino apologized to MRT-3 passengers affected by the incident.