WATCH: MRT passengers offloaded after train glitch

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 17 2017 04:18 PM

passengers were forced to walked to the North Avenue Station. Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Passengers of the Metro Rail Transport - 3 (MRT-3) were forced to walk on the rails as one of the trains stalled anew Wednesday afternoon.

In a video by ABS-CBN News' Gretchen Fullido, the passengers were seen walking back to the Quezon Avenue Station after the northbound train stopped. 

MRT-3, in a tweet around 2:00 p.m., said passengers were unloaded due to a technical problem in one of its northbound trains. The MRT said normal operations resumed after 40 minutes.

MRT General Manager Deo Manalo earlier vowed to end long lines at train stations by the end of year as they look to add more trains from China's Dalian Locomotive Corp.

He said before a Senate inquiry that 5 trains from Dalian will be added to the trains running during peak hours in December. This, he said, will increase the capacity of the MRT by 100,000 passengers.