The Manila Metro Rail Transit System also is known as the MRT Line 3, MRT-3 or Metrostar Express is a rapid transit system of Metro Manila, Philippines. This is one of the most reliable and cheaper means of public transportation today. The line runs in an orbital north to south route following the alignment of the Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue (EDSA).
(a) Although it has the characteristics of light rails, such as with the type of rolling stock used, it is more akin to a rapid transit system owing to its total grade separation and high passenger throughput.
On December 15, 1999, the initial section from North Avenue to Buendia was inaugurated by President Joseph Estrada, with all remaining stations opening on July 20, 2000, a little over a month past the original deadline.
(a) However, ridership was initially far below expectations when the line was still partially open, with passengers complaining of the tickets’ steep price and the general lack of connectivity of the stations with other modes of public transportation.
Passengers’ complaint of high ticket prices pointed to the maximum fare of ₱34, which at the time was significantly higher than a comparable journey on those lines operated by the LRTband the PNR or a similar bus ride along EDSA.
The rainy days have caught up even to passengers of MRT at least those inside a particular southbound train on Tuesday.
In a video posted by Facebook user Giselle Visitacion Tolosa on Tuesday, several passengers in the train coach allotted for women, children, and persons with disability can be seen using their umbrellas to protect themselves from water dripping from the ceiling. (a)
The video shows commuters using their umbrellas while inside the train at Boni Avenue Station in Mandaluyong to shield themselves from the leak. From Boni Avenue to Taft Avenue Station in Pasay City, MRT employees would come in to wipe the floor in every station, according to Giselle.
(a) The management of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) on Wednesday apologized for the water that leaked from one of its train’s air-conditioning units. The MRT said its trains’ 10-year-old air-conditioners were supposed to be replaced a couple of years ago before its contract with the previous maintenance provider was terminated.
Apparently, netizens couldn’t help themselves but express their different reactions regarding this video.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE,
The MRT management said they have already procured brand new air-conditioning units that are scheduled to arrive within the month.
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