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MRT, LRT, PNR suspend operations after Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) All passengers are evacuated from train stations as operations are halted due to the earthquake on Monday, April 22

A major thoroughfare in the Manila on September 8, 2014, is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in the centre lane. The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Board, chaired by President Benigno Aquino, has approved the “Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and Its Surrounding Areas.” The study conducted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) cited strategies to reduce traffic congestion. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

After years of delay, DOTr begins adding Dalian trains to MRT3

Oct 27, 2018 - 3:43 PM

A new train with 3 train cars has been added to the MRT3 system, which is known for its frequent breakdowns

MRT3. DOTr-MRT-3, led by Undersecretary for Railways TJ Batan, TUV Rheinland, and representatives of the Joint ADB-Australia Aid Advisory Panel witness the completion of the weight-testing of Dalian trains in MRT Depot, Quezon City on April 19, 2018. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

COA: China firm owes PH gov't P1.3B in damages over train contract

Jul 13, 2018 - 8:57 PM

The liquidated damages, however, exceed the 10% limit of the P3.76-billion contract under the law. The Commission on Audit says the DOTr should consider revoking its contract with Dalian.

AUDIT. Transportation officials and international partners witness the completion of the weight-testing of Dalian trains in MRT Depot, Quezon City on April 19, 2018 during the audit. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Japan's Sumitomo set to return as MRT3 maintenance provider

Jul 04, 2018 - 7:37 PM

The Department of Transportation also says that audit report on the controversial Dalian trains is already out, but the decision whether these could be used or not depends on pending discussions with the Chinese company

BETTER OPERATIONS. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade announced that Japanese company Sumitomo-MHI is set to be MRT3's maintenance provider this July 2018. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

MRT3 operations director accuses GM Garcia of assaulting him

Apr 06, 2018 - 5:47 PM

(UPDATED) MRT3 Director for Operations Mike Capati says he was physically assaulted in front of DOTr Usec TJ Batan and representatives from Australia Aid and ADB

'ASSAULTED'. MRT Director for Operations Mike Capati (L) says he was assaulted by MRT General Manager Rodolfo Garcia (R) in front of DOTr Usec TJ Batan (C) and representatives from international agencies. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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

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

DOTr apologizes for MRT3 train smoke incident

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:42 PM

'Fault analysis is ongoing, and in the interest of accuracy and transparency, DOTr has directed MRT-3 Management to release to the public their technical findings at the soonest possible time,' the department says

DOTR APOLOGIZES. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) apologizes for Friday's incident at the MRT3 line. Screenshots from @iamludo and @tamomond/Twitter

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

Ex MRT-3 service provider blacklisted from future bids by DOTr

Dec 26, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, the former maintenance provider of the MRT-3 line, along with its joint venture firms, Busan and Edison, are barred after government terminated its contract last November

NBI to probe detached MRT train as sabotage angle floated

Nov 21, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The Department of Transportation floats the idea that the incident may be a case of 'sabotage'

DETACHED. Commuters walked to MRT3 Buendia station from Ayala station as a train coach got detached from its body on Thursday, November 16. Photo by Gio Manlangit

Medical intern who helped MRT victim may soon find a law named after her

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:51 PM

(UPDATED) A lawmaker wants his bill, which seeks to institutionalize a national emergency medical services system, to be named after Charlie Jandic

Smoke forces MRT-3 train to unload passengers

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:47 PM

A northbound train along MRT-3 offloads passengers after smoke was seen inside on one of its coaches

SMOKE. MRT Line 3 offloads passenger after one of the trains was seen emitting smoke. File photo

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

Another MRT-3 malfunction unloads passengers

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:14 PM

In what is becoming a daily fare, the MRT-3 experienced 20 glitches in less than a week – mostly during the rush hours

Busan Universal Rail calls DOTr's move to end contract 'unfair'

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The Korean Filipino maintenance service provider says it should not be blamed for every MRT3 glitch but transportation official Cesar Chavez says most train issues are due to poor maintenance

'UNFAIR.' The Depertment of Transportation is set to terminate the contract with Busan Universal Rail Incorporated (BURI) for the rising number of train service interruptions. BURI calls this move 'unfair.' Rappler graphic by Nico Villarete

Manny Pangilinan's group mulls buying out MRT3 owners

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Metro Pacific has an option to acquire a 48 stake in MRTC after signing cooperation agreements with various groups that hold rights and interests The conglomerate has yet to exercise this option

BUYOUT? 'The tentative cost of rehabilitating the system is about P12.5 billion, but there’ll be further cash out to take out certain of the shareholders of MRT, including the government,' Manny Pangilinan of Metro Pacific says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Ayala to join Metro Pacific in MRT3 rehab proposal

Aug 11, 2017 - 5:15 PM

The two conglomerates are also partners in the operations maintenance and upgrade of LRT1

Groups of Ramon Ang, MVP set sights on MRT3 upgrade

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:40 AM

It was in 1999 when MRT3 was opened to decongest EDSA Now EDSA remains congested

LRT, MRT, PNR schedules: Holy Week 2017

Apr 07, 2017 - 9:25 AM

LRT 1 and 2 MRT 3 and PNR will undergo maintenance works from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday

File LRT image from Shutterstock; MRT photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

CA junks MRT3 owners' appeal to stop gov't from getting more trains

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The appellate court says the MRT3 owners claims are merely self serving and uncorroborated by independent witnesses

DROP IT. The country's transportation department is demanding the Robert John Sobrepeña-controlled MRT Holdings, Incorporated II to drop its bid to stop the addition of 48 new train cars to the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3) system. File photo from DOTC

Aquino on Abaya, Santiago on budget cut, nuclear threat | 6PM wRap

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

PH transportation, new immigration chief, Pia Wurtzbach | 12PM wRap

Jan 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Roxas: Time to end 'anomalous' MRT3 contract

Nov 26, 2015 - 10:22 AM

The LP standard bearer who was DOTC Secretary for over a year insists he did what he could given the limitations of a faulty contract

MRT3 WOES. Mar Roxas is asked about the MRT and the DOTC in a forum with alumni from American business schools. Photo from Mar Roxas' Facebook page

APEC week: LRT, MRT, PNR on regular operations

Nov 16, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Metro Manila s train networks will observe regular schedules with roads closed for APEC week

REGULAR SCHEDULE. The MRT and LRT will observe regular schedules this week, while the PNR will have holiday schedules on November 18 and 19. LRT image via Shutterstock, MRT photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Laglag-bala scheme, transportation woes, released hostage | 12PM wRap

Nov 10, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Poe overtakes Binay, new political appointees, Charleston shooting | 6PM wRap

Jun 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Only 5 MRT trains running; long lines at stations

Apr 21, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Only 5 trains are running as of 12 pm down from the usual 10 to 15 trains

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

PNP on US involvement, Sulpicio Lines, Filipinas in Mars | The wRap

Feb 17, 2015 - 7:26 PM

Police downplay US involvement in Mamasapano clash Sulpicio Lines can no longer ferry people 2 Filipinas are candidates for a colony on Mars

MRT3 contractor faces P27-M fines

Sep 09, 2014 - 9:40 AM

Penalties incurred by contractor cover its first 6 months of maintenance

MRT3 shareholder: Gov’t budget for buyout not enough

Sep 02, 2014 - 9:29 PM

MRT Holdings says government’s P56 B buyout bid only covers MRT3 bonds bought by state banks

DOTC to bid out MRT3 extended maintenance contract

Aug 31, 2014 - 9:17 PM

The government is hoping a 3 year maintenance contract will address the problems currently besetting the aging system

DOTC insists TriNoma is the LRT-MRT common station site

Aug 22, 2014 - 12:58 PM

The agency is also still looking for a ‘win win’ solution pending its appeal to lift the TRO issued by the Supreme Court

#AnimatED: Problema sa MRT? Rebolusyon ang solusyon!

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Meron tayong kalbaryo araw araw Pero nananahimik tayo nagtitiis

Palace: President still trusts Abaya

Aug 17, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Despite two separate incidents in the MRT 3 line Malacañang says President Aquino is fully confident in Secretary Abaya s abilities

DOTC appeals SC TRO on transfer of LRT-MRT common station

Aug 15, 2014 - 2:56 PM

The DOTC says it has submitted its comments on time through the Office of the Solicitor General

Is it worth it? Senate to scrutinize P6.6B MRT budget

Aug 15, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Under its proposed budget the DOTC promises to keep MRT service disruptions to under 300 in 2015

Senators push probe of MRT-3 operations, PH public transport

Aug 14, 2014 - 3:25 PM

Senators call for a probe not only on the derailed train but also on the MRT 3 maintenance and the country s public and mass transport system

‘UNACCEPTABLE.’ Filipino rescuers assist wounded passengers after a train overshot a terminal in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 13 August 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

From peeved to alarmed: MRT rider recalls train derailing

Aug 14, 2014 - 10:43 AM

An MRT passenger narrates why it may take her some time to ride the train again despite safety assurances from transportation officials

List of injured MRT-3 passengers

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:18 PM

UPDATED At least 38 MRT passengers have been admitted to 3 hospitals in Pasay City but only 34 names are available so far

‘TECHNICAL GLITCH.’ One and a half coaches of the MRT train breach the barrier of the Taft Station in Pasay City, injuring some of its passengers, on August 13, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

MRT-3 resumes operations; slowdown at Taft station expected

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:33 PM

The trains have started running southbound and northbound past 5 pm Wednesday but there will be delays approaching Taft because only a single track is available for trains that are turning around

‘TECHNICAL GLITCH.’ One and a half coaches of the MRT train breach the barrier of the Taft Station in Pasay City, injuring some of its passengers, on August 13, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

What caused MRT 3 accident? Gov’t begins probe

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The investigation will determine if the accident was caused by technical or human error says the LRTA

MRT-3 train derailed, injuries reported

Aug 13, 2014 - 4:20 PM

2nd UPDATE A train of the Metro Rail Transit MRT is derailed at the Taft Avenue station in Pasay City