Mishap prompts MRT-3 management to consider adding hand straps

By on February 18, 2015

MRT (Wikipedia photo)
MRT (Wikipedia photo)

MANILA  — Another rail accident at the Metro Rail Transit Line-3 (MRT-3) on Tuesday morning has the management thinking of adding more hand straps as an added safety precaution while repairs remain underway.

Two MRT-3 coaches reportedly made sudden stops near Santolan station south-bound at around 9:30 am, causing passengers to fall onto each other in a “domino effect.”

It was not clear whether there were passengers hurt.

Although little detail was given on the incident as of posting time, management said that it was a “technical problem” that caused the halt.

Passengers in turn, had to get off at Santolan station. Normal operations at the MRT-3 resumed at around 11:30 am.

Reports showed that before the glitch, there were 15 trains that were operating during the morning peak hours.

MRT-3 general manager Roman Buenafe in a press conference this afternoon admitted that there was no saying how soon repairs for the MRT-3 would take place.

Buenafe however assured that management was doing everything to prevent further mishaps such as adding hand straps so passengers have something to hold to stay in place.