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Todo pahirap na! MRT suffers another glitch, trains now down to 6

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The Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) is just getting worse each day.

One of the trains broke down again on a morning rush Tuesday reducing the number of operational trains to only six.

A southbound train suffered electrical failure between Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard stations

at 6:32 a.m., the MRT management said on its advisory.

The problem was said to be due to “worn-out electrical subcomponents.”

Ideally, there should be 12 to 15 trains in operation at any given time.

This however has not been met over the last few weeks wherein the trains had been lowered to just 10 to 12 trains.

On Monday, MRT commuters were inconvenienced twice due to power supply failure.

The train accommodated only 207,000 riders, way below the daily average ridership of 463,000 passengers.