MRT says sorry for leaky train

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 08 2018 11:04 AM

MANILA - The management of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) on Wednesday apologized for the water that leaked from one of its train's air-conditioning units. 

The MRT said its trains' 10-year-old air-conditioners were supposed to be replaced a couple of years ago before its contract with the previous maintenance provider was terminated. 

"MRT-3's ACUs were last replaced in 2008 as part of the system's 1st general overhaul," the MRT said, explaining that a general overhaul happens every 8 years. 

"As of Nov. 2017, when the DOTr terminated MRT-3's previous maintenance provider, only 3 out of MRT-3's 72 train cars have been overhauled," it added. 

The MRT management said they have already procured brand new air-conditioning units that are scheduled to arrive within the month.

A video posted by Giselle Visitacion Tolosa showed some passengers using umbrellas inside the train coach allotted for women, children, and persons with disability because of the leak.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Tolosa said the incident happened around 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday between Boni Avenue station and Taft station.