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MRT-3 suspended due to communications breakdown

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 is halting operations again today due to another technical problem. This time, they’re not pointing fingers to anyone.

According to the spokesperson of the Light Rail Transit Authority and MRT-3, Hernando Cabrera, they were forced to suspend the operation of the only train system along EDSA due to communications system issue. The train service was halted earlier noon.

Due to the difficulty in proper two-way constant communication between the train operators and MRT’s control center, the management could not risk anymore incident. There are still no words when will they resume normal operation.

MRT-3 has been the talk of the town over the past week due to the unfortunate accident of the train system and the immediate band-aid solution that limits the speed of the trains to 40 kph

Update: The MRT-3 resumes operation Sunday, August 24.


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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3 Responses

  1. Roch says:

    MRT3 becomes more and more troublesome.

  2. Hen-Sheen says:

    A few years ago, taking MRT3 to SM Megamall is like a breeze. Today, it’s jam packed with people; even on weekends! If trains cease to exist, how about Tricycles? (Wishful thinking)…

  3. Ronald says:

    Nanghihingi lang yan ng fare increase at para mapilitan ang government na i-approve ilalabas ng MRT ang lahat ng sirang bagon. Even ung mga elevators nila ay laging sira din which is napaka inconvenient sa mga PWD, senior, buntis at may mga dalang bata.

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