Kristan Carag | DZRH News | October 29, 2017
Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Rep. Jericho Nograles revealed that only one of the 73 trains of the Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 has an original vehicle logic unit.
Based on the documents held by Nograles, only car number 63 has the original piece made by Bombardier Transportation Signal Ltd., the Canadian firm that designed MRT-3.
According to Nograles, the original VLUs of the other units were removed and replaced with incompatible pieces. The VLU serves as the brain or safety device of a train.
The congressman believes that this is the cause of the rampant technical problems of MRT-3.
Nograles also explained that this is also proof that Busan Universal Rail Inc. was lying during the hearing of the House Committee on Good Governance since they said that no part of the train was replaced.
Due to this, the next House committee hearing will seek to investigate who stole the said train parts of the MRT-3.