RIDERS of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) were again left fuming early on Monday when trips were disrupted because of broken rails.
For almost an hour starting at 8 a.m., MRT trains could only travel from North Avenue in Quezon City to Shaw Blvd. in Mandaluyong City. MRT officer-in-charge Renato San Jose said broken rails were discovered on the southbound tracks between the Boni and Guadalupe stations.
The trip disruption prompted many passengers to take taxis, buses and other means of transportation to their destinations.
On October 2 this year, MRT operations were also disrupted due to broken rails on the same spot.
MRT 3 runs from North Avenue in Quezon City to Taft Avenue in Pasay City.
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) shortened the operations of Light Rail Transit Line-1 and Line 2 (LRT-1, LRT-2) and MRT-3 yesterday because of Typhoon Ruby.
“Safety is our priority. We have shortened operations as a precautionary measure, in preparation for Typhoon Ruby’s impact on Metro Manila,” DOTC Spokesperson Michael Arthur Sagcal said in a text message. “We are avoiding unsafe conditions, such as stalling in between stations should a power outage occur.”
Trips for LRT 1 and 2, which stretches from Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City to Baclaran in Pasay City, closed at 8:30 p.m. instead of 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. respectively.