Passengers walk along MRT3 tracks due to braking failure

Aika Rey
Passengers walk along MRT3 tracks due to braking failure
According to the MRT3 management, the glitch is caused by electrical failure in the train's braking system

MANILA, Philippines – A glitch on the braking system of one of the trains of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) sent passengers walking along the tracks on Tuesday morning, February 20.

Passengers were unloaded from the Southbound train at 6:32 am between Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard stations. According to the MRT3 management, the glitch was caused by electrical failure in the train’s braking system. 

Commuters were evacuated to Ortigas station.

WAITING. Passengers of Southbound MRT3 train stops at Cubao Station and patiently waits for almost an hour early morning on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, after a train in between Ortigas Avenue and Shaw Boulevard encounter some technical problems. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The MRT3 said operations are still normal despite the breakdown with 6 running trains, down from the target of 10 trains daily since February started. (READ: Down to 8 trains: How the MRT3 packs 260,000 commuters daily)

This is the 3rd time the train system broke down within a 48-hour period. On Monday, February 19, MRT3 operations started late in the morning due to power failure and experienced another glitch in the afternoon.

Since the start of 2018, the Department of Transportation recorded a total of 37 glitches. (READ: MRT3 suffers almost daily breakdowns since start of 2018)– Rappler.com

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Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.