PNR resumes operations after train derailment

By on August 25, 2014


Philippine National Railway. Photo courtesy of PNR Facebook page.
Philippine National Railway. Photo courtesy of PNR Facebook page.

MANILA — The Philippine National Railways (PNR) train, which was derailed in Sta. Mesa, Manila on Monday morning has resumed normal operations before noontime.

To recall, the PNR train was travelling between Espana and Sta. Mesa stations when one of its coaches derailed at 9:21 a.m., according to radio reports.

None of its passengers were injured.

Over an hour later, the PNR management confirmed that normal operations resumed at 10:50 a.m.

Management did not mention the cause of the derailment, however, they continue to investigate on the incident.

The derailing of the PNR happened two weeks after the derailing of a Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 train in Taft Avenue Station in EDSA, Pasay City last Aug 13.

Probe results showed that the cause of the MRT-3 derailment was due to human error since it was discovered that standard coupling procedures were not followed by train drivers and control center personnel.