MRT3 interrupts service due to smoke emission

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) limited its operations to provisional service after smoke emission was reported at Santolan Station on Monday, November 4.

The incident was reported at 4:08 pm. Around 530 passengers were unloaded from the train, according to an MRT3 advisory, and none of them got hurt.

At 4:30 pm, provisional service was made available from Shaw Boulevard to Taft Avenue, with 7 trains running. 

The MRT3 lifted provisional service and resumed normal operations by 6:06 pm.

MRT3 gave assurances that its maintenance provider, Sumitomo-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., will conduct a thorough investigation regarding the incident.

More to follow. –

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.