MRT resumes operations

Posted at 08/24/14 11:14 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) resumed operations Sunday morning after stopping on Saturday due to a breakdown in its communication system.

MRT-3 spokesperson Atty. Hernando Cabrera announced early Sunday morning that the communication system has been fixed and that the MRT resumed operations at 4:30 a.m.

The MRT suspended its operations at 12:05 p.m. on Saturday after train operators discovered that they could not receive transmissions from the control center using the radio communication system.

Cabrera later announced that the MRT would no longer resume operations on Saturday as the repairs were still on-going.

The first train left the North Avenue Station at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Earlier this month, a train derailed at Taft Station, causing injuries to nearly 40 passengers. Two other breakdowns in the MRT have since occurred, and it has been announced that the trains' speed limit has been brought down to 40 kilometers per hour from the previous limit of 60. -- Report from Dexter Ganibe, DZMM.