Poe commends increased running MRT 3 trains

Senator Grace Poe has commended the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for the maintenance and repair works on the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT 3) that increased the number of operational train sets.

“We hope this will be the start of the promised resurrection of MRT’s services and the reversal of its abysmal record of unfortunate events. We also hope this would alleviate the sufferings of the commuters who brave the long queues every day to get a ride, and often get off-loaded when the train encounters technical glitches,” the senator said.

“We have repeatedly said that a comprehensive program to rehabilitate and maintain the MRT is what is necessary to ensure its safe and efficient operation,” she added.

“We look forward to the DOTr’s promise to increase the running trains to 20, each having four-car configuration to transport more passengers at a faster pace,” she noted. “We will keep watch until we have a train system that is affordable, efficient, safe and comfortable, because the public deserves no less.”

DOTr announced on April 2 that MRT 3 has 15 operational trains.

“We last fielded 15 operational trains on January 5, 2018,” DOTr said.

Sources: http://senate.gov.ph/press_release/2018/0403_poe1.asp; https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/posts/1076132665859202