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MRT-3 keeps zero unloading incident record intact even with rising number of passengers

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Even if the number of passengers using the MRT-3 continues to grow, the railway has recorded no unloading incident since July 16, 2020.

The MRT-3 management said that since May 25, weekday ridership has been hitting the 350,000 mark.

The highest number was recorded on June 6 when it took in 370,276 passengers, it said.

But despite the heavy volume, the MRT-3 suffered no incident that forced it to unload passengers, it said.

This means there has been zero unloading incident for close to two years.

“In the whole of 2021, no unloading incidents were posted, a record that the MRT-3 has kept to date. The last time the MRT-3 recorded an unloading incident was on 16 July 2020,” it said in a statement.

It noted that unloading incidents ranged between 417 to 586 from 2015 to 2017, but said these have been going down since 2018, when only 57 such incidents were recorded.

This was further reduced to 28 in 2019 when the railway’s rehabilitation started, and to five incidents in 2020.

The last unloading incident was on July 16, 2020.

For the whole of 2021, there were zero unloading incidents, and the record remains intact up to the present.

The MRT-3 management attributed this to maintenance works and continued testing of the railway.

“Proper maintenance, including the continuous testing of the performance of the fully-rehabilitated subsystems of the MRT-3, made these improvements in the services of the rail line possible. The MRT-3 LIBRENG SAKAY program will continue to provide passengers with safe, comfortable, and free rides until 30 June 2022,” it said.