MANILA, Philippines – Operations of the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) was temporarily disrupted on Wednesday afternoon after a balloon was found lodged between its wires at the Kamuning and Quezon Avenue stations.
The MRT-3 operator said on its advisory posted on Twitter, its operations were briefly halted around 3:46 p.m. after a train driver found what appears to be a deflated balloon lodged between the contact wire and messenger wire.
To ensure the safety of passengers and personnel, the MRT-3 said the train operations from both directions were halted until the object was removed from the wires.
Normal train operations resumed by 4:21 p.m.
“In view of this, we remind the public not to throw trash within the vicinity of our stations, so as not to compromise the safety and disrupt train operations,” the train operator said.
MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of passengers were offloaded at the northbound Santolan station of the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) after one of its trains was reported to have emitted smoke on Monday afternoon.
In an advisory, the MRT-3 management said around 530 passengers were unloaded after a train driver reported a smoke emission at 4:08 p.m.
A provisional service with seven trains running from Shaw Boulevard to Taft Avenue has been implemented around 4:30 p.m., it added.
The train management assured commuters its rehabilitation and maintenance provider, Sumitomo-Mitsubishi Heavy, will “conduct a thorough investigation” on the incident.
It added that measures will also be implemented to prevent the incident from happening again.
MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) on Monday announced it will give free rides to passengers 18 years old and below this coming Wednesday, November 6 in celebration of the 27th National Children’s Month.
In a Twitter post, the MRT-3 management said the offer may be availed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Students will have to present their school identification cards to get free train rides.
“Pwede itong ma-avail mula alas-7 hanggang alas-9 ng umaga, at mula alas-5 ng hapon hanggang alas-7 ng gabi. Para sa mga estudyante, ipresenta lamang ang inyong School ID sa aming station personnel na nasa service gate upang makalibre ng sakay,” it said.
This year’s National Children’s Month will be celebrated with the theme, “Karapatang Pambata: Patuloy na Pahalagahan at Gampanan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan” according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
In a memorandum released last September, the DILG said the celebration aims to recognize the gains and successes of the Philippines in the promotion and protection of children’s rights.
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