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MRT-3 speed limit down from 60kph to 40kph

After the unfortunate incident that injured 30 passengers, the MRT-3 Yellow Line management is now implementing a slower speed limit for the current rolling stocks.

Credits to the owner

Credits to the owner

The new speed limit is now down to 40 kph from the previous maximum speed of 60 kph. This new scheme is already implemented and and will gradually increase the travel time from both end stations by 7 to 10 minutes.


Aside from the longer travel time, the slower run of trains will cause longer queues. We also have to consider that MRT-3 now has lesser trains due to poor maintenance and frequent mishaps.

In the meanintime, if you’re interested in planning and doing your own subway system? Check out this free game called Mini Metro.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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2 Responses

  1. Justin says:

    So after the accident, this is the only solution which the MRT management can come up with?!?!

    … God help the Philippines!

  2. Ronald says:

    time to adjust my waking hours. Instead na gigising ako ng 5AM dapat 3:30AM pa lang gigising na ako dahil hahaba ang pila at mas magiging matagal pa ang travel time. Imbes na makakauwi ako ng 6PM para makapiling ko agad family ko, baka makauwi na ako ng 8PM nyan sa sobrang pilat at bagal ng MRT. No more family bonding at night. Lahat sila tapos na kumain at matutulog na pagdating ko.

    Is this what they call moving forward to progress? Mukhang moving backwards to regress tayo ah!

    Pinagkakakitaan na nga tayo ng business sharks (overpriced products), kinukurakot pa tayo ng government.

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