Another glitch offloads 850 MRT riders

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 15 2018 09:16 AM

MANILA - The MRT-3 offloaded some 850 passengers after a train suffered electrical failure amid the morning rush hour on Monday.

The commuters were asked to vacate the southbound train at Guadalupe station around 6:20 a.m., the railway management said in an advisory.

Offloaded passengers were boarded on the next train, which arrived 9 minutes after the incident, it said.

One cause of electrical failure is worn-out sub-components, the MRT management said.

Economic managers in August approved the rehabilitation of the railway, which is expected to double the number of operational trains by 2022.

The train line that traverses EDSA ferries half a million passengers daily.

With a report from Lyza Aquino, ABS-CBN News