MRT 3 train operations back to normal

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AFTER 12 hours, operations of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 were back to normal, after the communication system that bogged down Saturday afternoon was repaired 2 a.m., Sunday.

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MRT 3 authorities said they resumed operations at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

“MRT 3 communication system restored, will resume operations today at 4:30 a.m.,” Light Rail Transit Authority spokesman Hernando Cabrera said in a tweet

At the North Avenue station in Quezon City, radio dzBB’s James Agustin reported that the gates were opened before 5 a.m., with passengers lining up for tickets.

On Saturday, Cabrera explained that the operations had to be suspended because to do so would be dangerous if train drivers and the control center staff were unable to speak with one another.

A series of glitches hit the MRT 3 recently, the worst one was when coaches overshot a safety barrier at the Taft Avenue (Manila) station, injuring around 40 people two weeks ago.

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