Yet another glitch: MRT power outage leaves passengers stranded

Technical problem hounds MRT again. What’s new? What next?

ABS-CBNnews.com reports that "on Tuesday morning, June 3, yet another technical glitch hit the Metro Rail Transit (MRT 3), leaving passengers stranded."

 

According to MRT director Renato San Jose, the cause of the glitch was "a power outage that hit the Quezon Avenue Station."

 

Read also: 10 Things You Should Know about the MRT Mess

 

ABS-CBNnews.com report noted: "Due to the technical problem, trips between the North Avenue Station to the Shaw Boulevard Station were suspended. Passengers were also given fare refunds." The train operation was restored around noon.

 

GMA News Online reports that the latest MRT glitch started at about 9:30 a.m. The report said they got a text message from outgoing MRT general manager Al Vitangcol III who revealed that "there was a broken rail between North and Quezon Avenue stations."

 

The night before, at around 9:30 p.m., passengers scampered out of one of the cars as the train they had boarded was about to leave Ayala Station because they suddenly smelled smoke, according to a Facebook post by one of the passengers who also took pictures of the vacated car. "The guard did not even provide any explanation," the post said.

 

For more on this story, log on to ABS-CBNNews.com and GMA News Online.

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