Palarong Pambansa

LOOK: MRT3 begins general maintenance of trains

Aika Rey

This is AI generated summarization, which may have errors. For context, always refer to the full article.

LOOK: MRT3 begins general maintenance of trains
After the maintenance, the Department of Transportation targets 15 working trains for the commuting public, up from the current 13

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) kick-started its annual general maintenance of trains on Holy Wednesday, March 28.

The MRT3 is scheduled to conduct maintenance activities from March 28 to April 1, suspending operations on those days.

Experts from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) joint advisory panel joined the MRT3 team as maintenance activities began.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) promised better services by April once the maintenance of the railway system is completed, with 15 trains running by the second quarter of the year. Before maintenance works, there were 13 working trains.

Back in February, the number of trains went down to as few as 6.

There have been 12 breakdowns in March, and a total of 50 glitches since 2018 started. (READ: Ahead of maintenance, MRT3 has more trains but more breakdowns)

INSPECTION. MRT3 General Manager Rodolfo Garcia inspects ongoing maintenance works at the depot.

HEAVY WORKS. MRT3 GM Rodolfo Garcia inspects heavy maintenance works on the first day of the rehabilitation services.

TRACKS. MRT3 Director for Operations Mike Capati leads the inspection of railway tracks.

JOINT TEAM. Representatives from the AusAID-ADB Joint Advisory Panel join the inspection of railway tracks.


Add a comment

Sort by

There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.

Summarize this article with AI
Sleeve, Clothing, Apparel


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