New MRT Line 3 coaches begin operations today
After announcing early this year that new light rail vehicles (LRV) from China were released for our use to help ease the lives of commuters, today marks the first day of their operations on MRT Line 3.
Today, May 7, 2016, Transportation and Communications Secretary Jun Abaya released photos showing the first trips and passengers of the new MRT Line 3 coaches. These coaches have begun operations starting this morning and, according to Philippine Star, are a part of the 48 coaches ordered from Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co. of China under the MRT-3’s capacity expansion project.
With this project, we are expected to receive four new LRVs per month (from March until January 2017) to get the 48 coaches total in order to move 800,000 passengers daily.
Has anyone of you tried riding it today?