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It takes two to tango but the private company which owns the MRT-3 complains government has been keeping it in the dark about plans to improve the system. Karen Davila reports.
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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – The owner of the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) is calling on government to coordinate with the private owners of the MRT to provide a safer and more efficient railway system for the public.
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AFTER nearly a dozen Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) mishaps and glitches since July alone–topped by the Aug. 13 overshoot by a malfunctioning train at the Taft Station that injured 38 passengers–senators saw it fit to pry into this EDSA rail system’s state of disorder.
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The BART is a relatively ancient metro rail transit system that gets more efficient as it ages. From Oakland and the Berkeley area, its trains chug far into the vast expanse of Silicon Valley. Airport-bound passengers from the exurbs can take the BART for a cheap, seamless ride to San Francisco’s airport. The key? Good operations and maintenance work plus professional management.
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MANILA, Philippines – Senator Nancy Binay on Tuesday blasted the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) for using passengers as “guinea pigs” in its “risky experiment” to take over the maintenance of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3)
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Is it system-related, a case of poor maintenance, bad management, normal wear and tear, a combination, or all?
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HISTORY
The Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) System is Metro Manila’s third rapid transit line. It forms part of the Strong Republic Transit System, which includes the Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) System. Continue Reading...
CORPORATE
Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC) is a consortium originally composed of seven Filipino-owned companies. The group was formerly known as EDSA LRT Corporation LTD (ELCL) Continue Reading...
BENEFITS
Job Creation – the MRT-3 System provides thousands of Filipinos with stable and secure employment. Furthermore, the creation of a fast and reliable transit system Continue Reading...
TIMELINE
Learn more about the history of the MRT-3, from the original bid in 1991 to today. Events chronicled year-by-year. Continue Reading...