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MRT’s Disturbing problem: Door opens while train is moving

Here comes another Metro Rail Transit (MRT) glitch which has been the talk of the town again.

On Tuesday, September 2, a photo has been making rounds online showing a door suddenly opened while the train was running along the Magallanes station.

MRT Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said they are already investigating the incident: “Ang protocol ng tren if it is open yung door niya, dapat di siya makakatakbo. Kung tumatakbo, and suddenly bumukas, dapat titigil siya. That’s what happened. It’s a maintenance thing, so we have do something about it. Immediately after that, noong incident na yon, pinadala na namin sa depot yung tren para i-investigate what happened kasi critical yun.”

Doors that suddenly open are just one of the MRT’s many issues.

According to media report, APT Global’s Maintenance contract for the Metro Rail Transit System expires on September 4th. But the government has yet to conduct a bidding to select its next maintenance provider.

“We have to extend their contract on a month to month basis. Noong dumating kami doon, inabutan namin ang bid documents. Earlier pa dapat binigay sa DOTC. DOTC, on its part, kelangan pa review-hin.
Kelangan din review ng MRTC,” Cabrera says.

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