By Katerina Francisco | Rappler | April 21, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Only 5 trains of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT3) were running on Tuesday afternoon, April 21, triggering long queues and angering commuters who had been lining up for hours.


MRT personnel said only 5 trains out of the usual 10 to 15 trains were running as of 12 pm, forcing the build up of passengers inside the MRT stations.

According to initial reports, passengers at the North Avenue station were told to disembark and take the next train due to a technical glitch.

As of posting, the MRT3 management has not yet issued a statement on the cause of the problem.

Hundreds of displaced passengers were seen massed near the North Avenue Station, waiting for transportation. –