Manila Bulletin

MRT-3 boosts ca­pac­ity by 30%

- Transportation · Railways · Industries · United States Department of Transportation · Mass Rapid Transit · Los Angeles Metro Rail · Tyne and Wear Metro

The Metro Rail Tran­sit (MRT)-3 will boost its max­i­mum pas­sen­ger ca­pac­ity from 13 per­cent (51 pax per train car, 153 pas­sen­gers per train set,) to 30 per cent (124 pax per train car, 372 pas­sen­gers per train set), start­ing to­day, Oc­to­ber 19, 2020. De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion (DOTr) Sec­re­tary Arthur Tu­gade has or­dered the rail­ways sec­tor to in­crease the max­i­mum pas­sen­ger ca­pac­ity of trains to ac­com­mo­date more com­muters, the DOTr an­nounced to­day (Oct. 17). “In ad­di­tion to in­creas­ing our train ca­pac­ity, our pas­sen­gers can also ex­pect more trains to be de­ployed along the main­line, shorter wait­ing time, and faster travel time," ac­cord­ing to MRT-3 Di­rec­tor for Op­er­a­tions Michael J. Ca­p­ati. To com­ple­ment the in­crease in trans­port ca­pac­ity, MRT3 will en­force strict health and safety pro­to­cols. To en­sure faster com­mute and re­duced train head­way, MRT-3 is con­tin­u­ously work­ing on the de­ploy­ment of more train sets. The rail­way was able to de­ploy 22 train sets along its main­line on Septem­ber 21, 2020, the high­est num­ber of run­ning trains recorded in his­tory. (Em­mie V. Abadilla)

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