MRT and LRT operating systems now obsolete; They may endanger passengers, says rail expert

Two words: "Train wreck."

Jonathan Mayuga of Business Mirror (via ABS-CBNNews.com) reports that riding the MRT and LRT now pose a danger to commuters according to a railway expert because not only are the train facilities and equipment poorly maintained, but the "technologies used to operate the trains by remote control are already obsolete."

 

The report explained that according to civil engineer Rene Santiago, "the MRT is apparently still using the same operating system since it started in 2003" when the software should be regularly updated. Santiago added that the LRT and MRT rails "are no longer properly aligned and need to be replaced." These defects have made riding the trains very risky, he said.

 

The rail expert said the "shaky" train rides commuters experience indicate that the elevated railways have serious problems that can lead to tragic accidents. "Every journey at MRT 3 is now a risky trip. We are tempting faith when we take that ride. Every day we ride, we pray that no accident would happen," Santiago said.

 

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