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.