Nicole-Anne C. Lagrimas | GMA News | November 8, 2017

Trains of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 unloaded passengers three times on Wednesday morning due to unspecified technical problems.

According to the MRT3's online service status updates, the first malfunction happened at 6:32 a.m. forcing a northbound train to offload riders at the Quezon Avenue Station.

Not more than an hour later, at 7:38 a.m., passengers were made to get off a northbound train at the Araneta-Cubao Station.

The third incident happened at 9:21 a.m., when a technical problem prompted a south-bound train to unload riders at the Buendia Station.

All three incidents are categorized as a CAT 3, or the removal of trains without replacement or the cancellation of loops and insertion, according to the MRT3 website.

The MRT3 management has apologized to the riding public in a tweet but did not explain what the technical problems were or if they have been repaired.

There were 15 running MRT3 trains as of 10:00 a.m., according to the MRT3's official Twitter account.