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2 hurt as MRT-3 suffers five breakdowns

Five breakdowns in one day. Two passengers were hurt after a Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) train came to a sudden stop on Wednesday in what was the first of several breakdowns that affected the operations of Metro Manila’s busiest train line. According to Cesar Chavez, Department of Transport (DOTr) undersecretary for rails, a 30-year-old […]

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Biggest Chinese train maker eyes PH projects

China’s biggest train maker is sounding off to the Duterte administration that it wants to do more business here while offering larger investments that include a manufacturing plant in a country it described as a “valued friend and neighbor.” State-run CRRC Dalian revealed these plans when its officials recently visited the Philippines to affirm their […]

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Netizens compare ‘Train to Busan’ to MRT’s ‘Train to Taft’

Which is spookier, “Train to Busan” or “Train to Taft”? Netizens flooded social media with droll posts and memes of the Korean blockbuster film “Train to Busan” as it continues to govern theaters across the Philippines. On the other hand, people tried to compare the heinous film scenes to what’s happening on the ground at […]

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Abaya to be sued for MRT mess—Poe

ANGELES, Pampanga—Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya will be made to face charges for the problems of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), according to Sen. Grace Poe. Poe said the Senate subcommittee on public services, which she heads and which conducted hearings into the MRT’s problems, will be submitting a report in which it will recommend […]

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Poe to DOTC: Don’t bungle MRT rehabilitation

Senator Grace Poe on Sunday urged the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) to ensure that the rehabilitation of the facilities of the overburdened Metro Rail Transit (MRT) system will be finished on schedule. The senator, who recently announced her intention to run for president in the 2016 polls, said that the DOTC cannot fail […]

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China-made train prototype for MRT 3 to undergo tests

The prototype for a new batch of badly needed trains for the congested Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT 3) has begun assembly in the Philippines ahead of the government’s plan to begin taking deliveries of new train cars by early next year. The prototype made by Chinese train maker CNR Dalian Locomotive and Rolling […]

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LTFRB’s solution to crowded trains: ‘Alternative’ buses

Here’s the government’s response to calls to improve the services of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3): Revive a 2013 proposal to field passenger buses on Edsa to transport some MRT commuters from one station to the other during the morning rush hour. Under the MRT Bus Project of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board […]

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DOTC to blame for MRT-3 breakdowns – MRTH-II lawyer

IF there is anyone to blame for the sorry state of the Metro Rail Transit-3, it should be the Department of Transportation and Communications, according to a lawyer and spokesman for the private owners of the Edsa railway system. Lawyer David Narvasa, spokesman of the MRT Holdings II (MRTH-II), said President Aquino III should not […]

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‘Aquino Sona must say sorry for 10 epic MRT/LRT fails’

President Aquino’s last State of the Nation Address (Sona) can’t be silent about the sorry state of the railways. Militant groups want the President’s July 27 Sona to include “an apology” over his administration’s failure to improve the mass transport system in the capital, particularly the problem-plagued Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit […]

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‘Excuse slips’ for MRT riders? DOTC clarifies

Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya clarified on Tuesday a report that his department would be issuing “excuse letters” for passengers who show up late for work every time the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) suffers a breakdown. “No such policy now,” Abaya said in a text message, adding that the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) was […]

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Sep 20, 2017

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Sep 13, 2017

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