Nicole-Anne C. Lagrimas| GMA News | November 7, 2017

A southbound train of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) unloaded passengers on Tuesday morning due to a technical problem.

The train line's website reported that the train unloaded riders at the North Avenue Station at 6 a.m.

This glitch marks the first of the day, following five instances of passenger unloading due to unspecified technical problems on Monday.

The MRT3 management apologized to the public in a tweet.

There are 13 running trains as of 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to the MRT3's official Twitter account.

On Monday, the Department of Transportation officially served a final decision ending the contract of its maintenance provider, Busan Universal Railways Inc., on the grounds of poor performance and "failure to put in service and subsequently ensure the availability of the contractually obligated number of trains, and failure to put in operation reliable and efficient trains."

It remains to be seen how the train line's service maintenance will hold up given this recent development.