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MRT-3 to temporarily suspend operation from March 28 to April 1

by admin   |   Posted on Saturday, 17 March 2018 02:44 AM

FILE PHOTO: An MRT train

MANILA, Philippines — The Metro Rail Transit Line-3 (MRT-3) will not operate for five days during the Holy Week.

Based on the advisory of the MRT-3 management, there will be no operations from March 28 to April 1.

This is to pave way for maintenance activities for the trains and facilities.

Its operations will return to normal on April 2, Monday. — UNTV News & Rescue

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MRT-3 to halt operations this Lenten season

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:52 PM

The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line 3 will be closed during the Lenten season for a week-long maintenance work.

In an advisory posted on its Twitter account, the management of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) MRT-3 said its operations will be suspended from April 15 (Monday) to April 21 (Sunday).

“MRT-3 will have its annual general maintenance shutdown (Holy Week shutdown) from Holy Monday, April 15, to Easter Sunday, April 21,” the DOTr-MRT-3 said.

“Maintenance works that will be done during the one week suspension of revenue operations include rail grinding, rail cascading, replacement of turnouts, structural testing, and other general maintenance activities on our trains, electrical systems, and other MRT-3 subsystems,” the agency added.

The MRT-3 revenue operations will resume on April 22 (Monday).

The advisory follows the ‘smoke’ incident on March 18 (Monday) where hundreds of its passengers were forced to disembark between Cubao and Santolan interstation around 6:02 p.m after one of its coaches began emitting smoke.

The DOTr-MRT-3 said it has launched an investigation into the cause of the smoke.

READ: MRT-3 operations back to normal after ‘smoke’ incident

The agency has appealed for patience from its passengers for the imminent maintenance shutdown of MRT-3 operations this April.

“We ask for the understanding and patience of our commuters as we take the necessary maintenance measures towards making MRT-3 more reliable and efficient, parallel with our comprehensive rehabilitation and overhaul of the entire system,” the DOTr-MRT-3 concluded. – Robie de Guzman

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Electrical failure delays MRT-3 operation anew

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 07:26 PM

Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) heading south from Quezon Avenue station was once again stalled at around noon on Wednesday (February 20).

The MRT-3 management said there was an electrical failure in the train’s motor which caused it to stop at around 12:48 in the afternoon.

More than four hundred passengers were unloaded in the said station, and were able to take the next ride after 15 minutes.

The MRT Management once again issued an apology to the riding public for the said glitch. — Maris Federez

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PNP honors cop in viral taho-throwing incident

by admin   |   Posted on Monday, 11 February 2019 04:54 PM

PO1 William Cristobal receiving the ‘Medalya ng Papuri’ 

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde awarded PO1 William Cristobal with the ‘Medalya ng Papuri’  during the flag raising ceremony at Camp Crame on Monday (February 11).

PO1 Cristobal is the police officer who was splashed with a cup of taho (soy pudding) by Chinese national, Jiale Zhang, after he prohibited the latter from entering MRT Boni Station with the drink.

Cristobal called the attention of Zhang because of the station’s recent policy against bringing in drinks or any liquid following the bombings in Jolo, Sulu and the possible use of liquid bombs.

Albayalde said Cristobal demonstrated exemplary behavior during the incident.

Cristobal admitted feeling belittled after having a drink thrown at him.

The PNP chief called on foreign nationals visiting the country to respect the laws and regulations of the Philippines the same way that Filipinos observe the laws of other countries they visit.

The PNP chief added that the ban on liquids at MRT stations is no different from the ban of the same at airports, which is a part of the security measures against terrorism.

PO1 Cristobal has filed charges against Jiale Zhang including unjust vexation and disobedience of person in authority and direct assault.  — Lea Ylagan

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