What's up with those LRT-1 doors?

It's scarier than Train to Busan, according to one passenger.


 

(SPOT.ph) In March 2016, a Facebook video posted by a passenger named James Cubelo showed a "doorless" Light Rail Transit Line 1. "Napansin namin na hindi nag-close ang door pero tumatakbo na, nagulat nalang kami nung sinabi ni manong guard na kumapit nalang kami ng [sic] mabuti, ano to! Star City lang ang peg, ganun," the graduating student said in the caption of the two-part video. He and his friend rode the train from Central Station to United Nations Avenue.

 

 

Fast forward to Monday, September 26, passenger Seemon Florano captured on video the abrupt closure of the Light Rail Transit Line 1's (LRT-1) doors. He wrote, "Sabi nila nakakatakot daw ang Train to Busan. Di ko pa kase napanood. Pero sigurado ako na nakakatakot itong nasaksihan ko." The clip has garnered more than two million views as of writing.

 

The Department of Transportation responded to Florano's viral video the next day, September 27, through a statement from Corporate Communications Head Rochelle Gamboa on their Facebook page. "This is to assure the public that per the maintenance records of LRT-1, the door fault which was the subject of a viral video yesterday has been rectified on September 20 [sic], Tuesday, the same day that the incident on the video occurred," the post read.

 

On Wednesday morning, September 28, commuters experienced disruptions on the LRT-1 after faulty wiring was reported at the Baclaran depot at 5:30 a.m. Because of this, only 13 trains, instead of 28, were operational during the rainy rush hour. Based on the latest update on the LRT-1 Twitter account, 26 trains were reported operational by 9:30 a.m.

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