MRT-3 operations got delayed after a man jumped and fell off the railway between Buendia and Ayala Station (as of 12:16 p.m.), according to the Department of Transportation-MRT-3.
MRT-3 staff, medical personnel, and police responded to the incident.
“Train movement is being regulated,” said DOTr-MRT3.
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MRT-3 deploying China-made Dalian train today
Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that MRT-3 (Metro Rail Transit Line 3) would deploy its first Dalian, a China-made train for limited operation beginning today, October 15, 2019.
MRT-3 Director Michael Capati said Dalian China-made train has three coaches and could carry up to 1,050 passengers. The train will run during evening off-peak hours, from 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. starting today, Tuesday.
The Aquino administration bought 48 Dalian trains for P3.8 billion, but as of now, only three has completed validation tests, including a 150-hour test run.
The remaining trains have not been used since they may not be compatible with the MRT tracks.
The deployment of the MRT-3 Dailan train was delayed since the DOTr needed the approval of the maintenance provider, Sumitomo Corporation-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – TES Philippines. The Japanese corporation was also contracted to restore the MRT line and maintain its original 72 coaches.
The Dalian train will only run for an initial trial period up to the start of the rail replacement in November 2019.