Chinese-made MRT3 trains to undergo simulation runs

The Department of Transportation (DOTr)-Philippine National Railways (PNR) Planning Division and Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) have started preparing for the simulation runs of Dalian MRT trains this October to determine the suitability of 48 Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) for revenue service.

Engineers from PNR, MRT3, together with engineers from CRRC Dalian, reviewed the inspection and checking process on the reliability of the Dalian trains, DOTr said on September 28.

According to DOTr, the simulation runs in October will not disrupt the operations of the MRT-3 as it would follow existing operating policies of the rail system.

“Dry run for the simulation runs has started today 28 September 2018 at the MRT-3 depot,” DOTr said.