MRT3 operations stalled after man falls on tracks

Loreben Tuquero
MRT3 operations stalled after man falls on tracks
(UPDATED) 'At 12:16 pm today, a street vagrant jumped over and fell at the interstation of tracks of Buendia and Ayala,' says MRT3, prompting it to limit operations to just between North Avenue and Shaw Boulevard for over two hours

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT3) operations were temporarily limited from its North Avenue and Shaw Boulevard stations on Tuesday, October 15, after a man fell on the tracks between the Buendia and Ayala stations past noon.

The Department of Transportation-MRT3 (DOTr-MRT3) described the man as a “vagrant.” 

“At 12:16 pm today, a street vagrant jumped over and fell at the interstation of tracks of Buendia and Ayala.  The matter is now being addressed by concerned MRT-3 personnel, medical personnel, and police authorities,” it said in a tweet.

The DOTr-MRT3 has yet to release other details of the incident.

 

Normal operations resumed two and a half hours later,  at 2:47 pm.

It was the latest incident at the MRT3 involving a vagrant. In August last year, an MRT3 security guard shot a vagrant in the ankle after he got on the railway tracks and reportedly threw rocks at MRT3 personnel and cars.  – Rappler.com

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Loreben Tuquero

Loreben Tuquero is a researcher-writer for Rappler. Before transferring to Rappler's Research team, she covered transportation, Quezon City, and the Department of the Interior and Local Government as a reporter. She graduated with a communication degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.