DOTr issues public apology for series of MRT glitches in recent days
by UNTV News | Posted on Friday, January 26th, 2018
MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has issued a public apology for the series of glitches in the MRT operations this week.
It can be recalled that several MRT trains broke down which resulted in the offloading of passengers.
Last Wednesday, only about eight trains were operational.
“Kami po ay humihingi ng pang-unawa at dispensa at nararamdaman po namin ang kalbaryo at paghihirap ng ating mga commuter na araw-araw na nagtitiis sa mahabang pila sa MRT-3,” said the official.
(We are asking for understanding and forgiveness. We feel the suffering of commuters who endure the long queues at MRT-3 every day.)
DOTR-MRT3 Media Relations officer, Aly Narvaez said that a number of MRT coaches are no longer in good condition and should not be used for the operation.
“So, bakit maraming mga bagon ang hindi na maayos ang kundisyon? Nag-uugat ito sa poor maintenance ng dating maintenance provider ng MRT3,” he added.
(So why are there so many coaches that are in bad condition? It stems from the poor maintenance of the previous maintenance provider of MRT3.)
Narvaez also warned that the MRT might still experience glitches in the future.The agency, however, vowed that the MRT will soon provide better service once the procured spare parts arrive. — UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
MANILA, Philippines — The management of MRT-3 has began the deployment of the second set of Dalian trains as part of its reliability, availability, maintainability and safety test.
The second set of Dalian trains composed of three coaches hit the tracks on Tuesday (December 11).
These are set to run during off-peak hours from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm starting December 11-15.
However, from December 16 to 23, the trains are set to operate from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Transportation Undersecretary for Railways Timothy Batan explained that a total of 150 hours test-run is needed to be completed to determine whether they are safe for commuters’ use under normal operation of the MRT. — UNTV News & Rescue
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