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No MRT-3 glitch reported in past 7 days, official says.

No service interruption and unloading incident was reported in the congested Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) for the past seven days since February 21.

MRT-3 media relations officer Aly Narvaez said this was the longest streak since MRT-3 Maintenance Transition Team (MTT) replaced the terminated Busan Universal Rail Inc. (BURI).

Moreover, Narvaez said there was a significant decline not only in service interruptions, but also in unloading incidents and train removals.

'We recorded zero passenger unloading incident for the past week, or for seven consecutive days,' Narvaez said in an advisory on Wednesday.

'The last unloading incident was recorded 21 February 2018. An all-time high since MTT takeover, and since 2017,' she said.

Narvaez told that newly-procured spare parts for the transit line's train coaches started arriving around second week of February and deliveries were still ongoing until March.

'We started installation of some parts na pwede na considering walang disruption sa ops. Pero 'yung talagang total replacement sa Holy Week gagawin,' the MRT-3 official said.

'This shows that we do not sacrifice the quality of our operational and maintenance services while in parallel, we work on urgent action plans and solutions such as procurement of spare parts, capacity expansion, and the mobilization of our new rehab and maintenance service provider,' she added.

The MRT-3 management aims to implement a 'major improvement' after the Holy Week, saying that the transit line's train coaches were expected to be overhauled by then. /je

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Feb 28, 2018
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