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The Department of Transportation says the number of MRT3 train sets will be increased to 19 on Monday, June 1. But each train set will only be at 13% capacity due to physical distancing.
If rail replacement activities are completed in September 2020, the Department of Transportation says the current 30 km/h speed of the MRT3 could be gradually increased to 60 km/h by December 2020
The Metro Rail Transit 4 is expected to connect the eastern parts of Metro Manila to the municipalities of Cainta and Taytay in Rizal
The anti-graft court says the prosecution failed to provide 'the required quantum of proof' that Al Vitangcol and businessman Wilson de Vera tried to extort money from a Czech company
(UPDATED) Christian Guzman, 29, is caught at the MRT3 inspection area with a live grenade 'wrapped with packaging tape and placed inside a cellphone box'
(5th UPDATE) One MRT3 worker is seriously injured and may require surgery, says MRT3 management
Transportation officials are appealing the 800% raise in zonal valuation of the 33-hectare lot intended for the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 depot
The defective air-conditioning unit is 12 years old, and was due for replacement two years ago
The electrical failure in a motor breaks a 29-day run for the train service without glitches
(UPDATED) The PNR, MRT3, and LRT Lines 1 and 2 will give free rides on Independence Day during select times. Certain P2P bus routes will also be free.
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
It will take 31 months and P16.985 billion to restore the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, based on talks between the Department of Transportation and the Japan International Cooperation Agency
Motorists and commuters who pass through Regalado Highway, the Tandang Sora Avenue-Commonwealth Avenue intersection, and North Avenue will be affected
Active military personnel should present their IDs to get free rides, under a one-year deal between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Department of Transportation
Commuters can already use the newly designed P1, P5, and P10 coins at ticket vending machines of the MRT3, LRT1, and LRT2
'I told MRT to file cases and collect damages from them,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade
(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.
(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
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says that without proper record keeping, a time could come where spare parts might run out
Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.
After the maintenance, the Department of Transportation targets 15 working trains for the commuting public, up from the current 13
More trains are now available to the commuting public but it still suffers from more breakdown incidents on the same week
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
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the detachment of a train coach in November 2017 was 'purely accidental'
'Just show them that you can do it even if they say you can't 'just because you're a woman.' Nobody can stop you,' says one of the first female MRT drivers
After a month wait, the MRT3 management is finally able to deploy 10 trains for the commuting public
Vince takes the MRT during rush hour – and lives to tell the tale
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade attributes this 'luck' to the availability of spare parts delivered mid-February. Still, there are only 8 functioning trains.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade urges the public to wait for the final assessment of the Dalian trains, due on March 10
A portion of the highway will be closed beginning 11 pm on Monday, February 26, until 4 am on Tuesday, February 27, due to construction of the MRT7
From 8 working trains the week before, the week of February 19 opens without a train running at 5:30 am
The unused trains for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 are brought up as the Senate resumes its probe into the status of the glitch-plagued railway system
According to the MRT3 management, the glitch is caused by electrical failure in the train's braking system
(UPDATED) The MRT3 starts operations nearly 1 1/2 hours late, and later implements provisional service between Shaw to Taft Avenue stations, due to power failures
Working trains are now down to 8. When the unthinkable happens, 260,000 commuters pack themselves into 6 or 7 trains daily
The spare parts delivered on Tuesday will address electrical, mechanical, and signalling problems of the train system
A total of 33 incidents has been recorded from January 1 to February 9
The Court of Appeals says Al Vitangcol III, who is accused of extortion, did not raise new arguments in his petition
'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
The Department of Transportation has recorded 25 glitches and other service interruptions on the EDSA line since 2018 started
If the 48 light rail vehicles are cleared to run, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 can operate 20 trains, with 4 cars each
The MRT3 management says there will be no increase in fares due to the tax reform law until the railway system's services have been improved
A 'signaling problem' disrupts MRT3 operations on the last morning of the year
The Japan government – the Philippine government's ODA partner for Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) – has promised to help mobilize a new maintenance provider by May next year
(UPDATED) Rappler looks back on some of the worst incidents that happened on MRT3 in 2017
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
The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 unloads 1,125 passenger on Wednesday due to worn out electrical parts
The air conditioning unit of the train coach is working at the time of the incident which is a non-peak hour, according to MRT3 Station Division
The National Bureau of Investigation is probing deeper into the possibility of human intervention