LRT-1 restores full ops after suicide incident

Posted at 08/30/12 10:15 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) has restored its full operations following a suicide incident in its station in Pasay City on Thursday morning.

Light Rail Transit Autrhority (LRTA) Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera, on his Twitter account, said full operations of LRT-1 went back at around 9:40 a.m. after an unidentified woman jumped on the tracks of the EDSA-Taft station at around 5:50 a.m.

Due to the incident, operations of the LRT-1 northbound lane were limited to Vito Cruz – Roosevelt, while the southbound only catered to passengers from Roosevelt – Gil Puyat.

Rush hour passengers were forced to take other means of transportation. The incident also resulted in heavy traffic in the area.

The unidentified woman, who appeared to be between ages 50 and 60, died on the spot after suffering a severe head injury.

The woman was wearing jogging pants and what seemed to be a hospital gown.

Her body was removed from the tracks shortly before 9 a.m. following an investigation by personnel from the Scene of the Crime Operatives.

The LRT train, which originated from Baclaran station, also suffered from a technical glitch after its operator tried to put it to a stop upon seeing the woman jumping off the platform.

The EDSA-Taft station is also connected with the other end of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3). – with a report from Zhander Cayabyab, dzMM