Nicole-Anne Lagrimas | GMA News | November 9, 2017
The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 has logged two incidents of passengers being unloaded on Thursday afternoon, hours after a transportation official said the public can expect improved MRT-3 operations.
A door failure triggered a northbound train to unload passengers at Shaw Boulevard Station at 12:27 p.m. Meanwhile, an unspecified technical problem also prompted a northbound train to offload its riders at Guadalupe Station at 1:11 p.m.
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Undersecretary Cesar Chavez on Thursday morning said the MRT-3's performance is improving because none of its trains unloaded passengers during peak hours on Wednesday.
These two glitches on Thursday marked the train line's 12th and 13th malfunctions starting Monday, November 6, the day the DOTr officially terminated the contract of the MRT-3's maintenance provider, Busan Universal Rail, Incorporated, over alleged poor performance, among other grounds.
There are 13 running trains as of 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the MRT-3's official Twitter account.
TRAIN AVAILABILITY— DOTC-MRT3 (@dotcmrt3) November 9, 2017
13 Running Trains as of 04:00 PM, November 09, 2017