MRT-3 rehab promises better service to commuters

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Updated May 23, 2020, 10:43 AM

The Metro Rail Transit  Line 3 (MRT-3) took advantage of the  COVID-19  lockdown in Metro Manila  to step up its rehabilitation program so it is now several  months ahead of its February,  2021,  target date.

MRT-3,  it may be recalled, became the object of a great deal of public attention and even a Senate inquiry when its trains  began to suffer frequent  breakdowns  on  its  route  along Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA). Trains often stalled between stations, forcing passengers to walk back along the elevated tracks. With  fewer  trains running, long lines of passengers  formed in city streets  before they could enter the stations and  get  rides.

The new administration restored  Sumitomo as MRT-3’s maintenance firm and  the 

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