700 MRT-3 passengers ?offloaded after electrical glitch
Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Around 700 commuters of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) were offloaded between the Guadalupe and Buendia stations in Makati after a northbound train encountered an electrical failure during yesterday morning’s rush hour.

The MRT-3 management said the passengers were unloaded at around 8:17 a.m. and transferred to another train a few minutes after the incident. 

No one was reported injured during the incident.

The MRT-3 said the affected train gained traction at around 8:25 a.m. after technicians responded to the site. The train will be put on preventive maintenance.

Transport officials said the electrical failure could have been caused by worn-out electrical sub-components such as the main chopper of the train’s motor and insulator. 

The MRT-3 has apologized to commuters for the incident.

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