Oops, MRT-3 unloads passengers again after 32-day no-offloading streak

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FILE PHOTO. The MRT-3 has been notorious for breakdowns and glitches in recent years. The rail line reported an average of two glitches a day in 2017.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 17) — After an all-time high no-offloading streak for 32 days, the MRT-3 failed to hit a new record on Saturday.

This, after a northbound train unloaded around 650 passengers at Buendia station at around 1 p.m.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it was "due to electrical failure in our motor."

"We apologize for the inconvenience," the DOTr said in a tweet.

 

This comes after the transportation authority on Friday announced the "good news" that it "recorded its longest 'no-unloading' streak at 31-straight days in its operations, from Oct. 16 to Nov. 15, 2018."

There was also no disruptions to the MRT-3's operations that day.

The MRT-3 has been notorious for breakdowns and glitches in recent years. The rail line reported an average of two glitches a day in 2017.

A rehabilitation of the 18-year-old rail system is now in the works, after the Philippines and Japan signed a ₱18.76 billion loan agreement for the project. The DOTr assured the public there would be no fare hike until commuters experience significant improvements in the services of the MRT-3.