MRT celebrates 24 days of interruption-free service

Darryl Esguerra
PUBLISHED May 18, 2018 09:30 am

(Inside Manila) After being branded as a total fiasco, it seems like the MRT-3 system is on its way to getting better as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced today, May 18 that it has not recorded any service interruption for 24 days.


This is the longest ongoing streak without MRT-3 unloading incident since 2011, DOTr claimed. It surpassed the recent record of 13 days without interruption in 2014.



This feat is a major development from February’s seven-train average for 250,000 daily commuters. Last year, the scruffy metro rail system, reportedly suffered at least 500 disruptions.


DOTr credited the feat to MRT’s increased availability of trains. On average, the MRT is currently operating with 15 running trains during peak and off-peak hours, completing a total of 135 loops a day.


Early this week, the DOTr and Japanese government representatives discussed the details of a multi-billion peso rehabilitaion project for the train system. The rehabilitation and maintenance project is intended to “fix everything that needs to be fixed” in the MRT.

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