Another glitch? Passengers walk to station after MRT train detaches


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MANILA, Philippines - Passengers faced another MRT glitch as one coach detached from the others.

On Thursday morning, November 16, passengers aboard MRT 3 from Buendia station faced the terrible inconvenience of walking to the next station, Ayala Avenue. A netizen, Ivan Caballero Villegas posted on his Facebook account that the coach they were riding on, unhooked from the rest of the MRT train and was left in the middle of the rails.

Villegas captioned his photos, “Eksena sa MRT. Umaandar, sabay biglang bitaw ng huling MRT Bus.”

Passengers walk to station after MRT train detaches
Passengers walk to Ayala Station after MRT coach detaches Photo Credit: Facebook/Ivan Caballero Villegas

Passengers walk to station after MRT train detaches
The last coach from the MRT 3 detaches Photo Credit: Facebook/Ivan Caballero Villegas

Passengers walk to station after MRT train detaches
Passengers walk 10 minutes to reach Ayala station Photo Credit: Facebook/Ivan Caballero Villegas

A netizen also lamented that this had to happen on a “back to work day.”


Netizens also took to their social media accounts to complain about the seemingly unending glitches of the MRT 3.




Cesar Chavez, Department of Transportation Undersecretary for Railways confirmed the incident and noted that no passengers were harmed. He released an official statement saying, “Around 130 to 140 passengers were evacuated by the combined security guards from Buendia and Ayala Station.”

“Passengers were evacuated from the detached train going to Ayala Station platform in about 8 to 10 minutes,” he added. MRT operations resumed by 9:30 AM.

Back in August, MRT suffered 3 technical glitches in one day that forced their trains to stop and unload their passengers. Just this November, one train caught fire causing panic among passengers.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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