Rail News


October 12 , 2021

MRT operations back on track after fire incident

Manila Times 
October 11, 2021 (Philippines)

THE Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT 3) resumed full operations on Sunday, hours after one of its cars caught fire on Saturday.

All 17 trains are running, the MRT management said.

At least four passengers were injured on Saturday when a coach caught fire between Buendia and Guadalupe stations.

In a statement, MRT's maintenance provider Sumitomo Corp. said it is investigating the cause of the incident.

It assured the public it is taking countermeasures to ensure the safety of MRT 3 operation.

"All angles are being thoroughly examined. Again, we express our apologies for those injured and wish for their speedy recovery," it said.

In November 2019, an MRT 3 train car emitted smoke while moving south from the Santolan station. Over 500 passengers had to be unloaded.


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