Erwin Colcol | GMA News | January 24, 2017

Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) passengers were forced to disembark the train Saturday afternoon after it experienced a technical problem.

In a tweet, the Department of Transportation said passengers were unloaded at the southbound of Ayala Station in Makati City at 5:16 p.m.

The train received a Category 2 status, meaning it was removed with a replacement.

This was the sixth time the MRT-3 experienced technical problem this week starting Monday, January 16.

On Tuesday alone, the transit system encountered technical problem twice, which also forced their passengers to unload the train.

A total of 15 trains were running as of 6 p.m. on Saturday, MRT-3 said in a tweet.