MRT glitches - updates

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Door failure ends MRT's 28-day no-glitch streak

May 22, 2018 - 11:32 AM

After 28 straight days of no glitches for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, a door failure on Tuesday, May 22, forces the railway system to unload passengers

UNLOADING. Passengers of MRT3 from North Ave. Station stops at Cubao Station on February 20, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MRT3 delivers on its promise of more trains

Apr 06, 2018 - 8:57 PM

(UPDATED) The MRT3 is looking at increasing their target to 20 trains with a 4-car configuration. These can carry 720,000 passengers a day.

REHAB. The MRT3 maintenance transition team conduct rehabilitation works on the railway system. Photo courtesy of DOTr-MRT3

LOOK: MRT3 begins general maintenance of trains

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:35 AM

After the maintenance, the Department of Transportation targets 15 working trains for the commuting public, up from the current 13

DAY 1. MRT3 team kickstarts maintenance services on March 28, 2018. All photos courtesy of DOTr-MRT3

Ahead of maintenance, MRT3 has more trains but more breakdowns

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:40 PM

More trains are now available to the commuting public but it still suffers from more breakdown incidents on the same week

WAITING. Passengers of MRT3 from North Ave. Station stops at Cubao Station and patiently waits for another train. File photo by  Darren Langit/Rappler

Now 11 trains: MRT3 inches to 300,000 riders daily

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:25 PM

A week after MRT3 fields 10 trains, the MRT3 management deploys one train more than its target. It has been two months since there were more than 10 MRT3 trains working

MORE TRAINS. The MRT3 surpasses its target of 10 trains. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

After a month, MRT3 finally deploys 10 trains

Mar 09, 2018 - 9:49 PM

After a month wait, the MRT3 management is finally able to deploy 10 trains for the commuting public

PREPARED. MRT3 trains are being prepared at the depot before it is deployed to North Avenue Station. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[Right of Way] Taking the MRT during rush hour

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Vince takes the MRT during rush hour – and lives to tell the tale

First in 2018: No MRT3 breakdown in 9 days

Mar 02, 2018 - 8:04 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade attributes this 'luck' to the availability of spare parts delivered mid-February. Still, there are only 8 functioning trains.

WAITING. An MRT3 train stops at Araneta-Cubao Station for almost an hour early morning on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. File Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

New low: Zero trains, power failure for 230,000 MRT3 riders

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:22 PM

From 8 working trains the week before, the week of February 19 opens without a train running at 5:30 am

LONGER LINES. MRT3 passengers wait for almost two hours before operations opened on February 19, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Down to 8 trains: How the MRT3 packs 260,000 commuters daily

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:28 PM

Working trains are now down to 8. When the unthinkable happens, 260,000 commuters pack themselves into 6 or 7 trains daily

LINE UP. Hundreds of commuters wait before embarking the MRT3 train at Taft Avenue Station. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Portion of spare parts for MRT3 rehab arrives

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:32 PM

The spare parts delivered on Tuesday will address electrical, mechanical, and signalling problems of the train system

SUB-COMPONENTS. Spare parts for worn-out train sub-components have been delivered, the MRT3 management announced. Photo courtesy of the MRT3 management

MRT3 suffers almost daily breakdowns since start of 2018

Feb 09, 2018 - 6:17 PM

A total of 33 incidents has been recorded from January 1 to February 9

LONG LINES. People line for hours to be able to alight the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 at the North Avenue Station. File Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

MRT emits smoke – again

Jan 26, 2018 - 4:04 PM

The Department of Transportation has recorded 25 glitches and other service interruptions on the EDSA line since 2018 started

MRT3 unloads 1,100 passengers due to electrical failure

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:52 AM

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 unloads 1,125 passenger on Wednesday due to worn out electrical parts

UNLOADED. More a thousand passengers were unloaded at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 on Wednesday, December 5, 2017. File photo

Commuters share most horrible MRT experiences

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The daily glitches are no longer acceptable, say MRT commuters

Commuters walk along MRT3 tracks as coach gets detached from train

Nov 16, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Around 130 to 140 passengers are forced to walk from the Ayala Station to the Buendia Station as the coach they're riding in gets separated from the train body

DETACHED. Commuters walked to Buendia station from Ayala station as the last train coach got detached from the train body. Photo by Gio Manlangit

3 MRT trains 'die' on passengers during Undas

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:53 PM

The DOTr records 3 trains stopping, then 'removed without replacement' on November 1

MALFUNCTION. The Transportation Department counts 3 MRT stoppages in one day . AFP PHOTO

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Palace apologizes anew to MRT passengers

Jun 17, 2015 - 5:53 PM

The apology comes after a broken track disrupts operations again Wednesday and an earlier glitch forced riders to walk on the tracks

Out-going passengers struggle in a jam-packed train ride.

Brake glitch bugs MRT3 rush hour operation

Apr 30, 2015 - 7:22 AM

2nd UPDATE A glitch in the track brakes limits MRT3 operations to just the Shaw to Taft route and vice versa for around two hours

Out-going passengers struggle in a jam-packed train ride.