Defective MRT Train Forces Passengers to Walk on Elevated Rail Tracks
Passengers of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) were forced to walk on elevated railroad tracks when one of the trains suddenly stopped between the Cubao and Santolan stations.
Radio dzBB’s Sam Nielsen reported several southbound commuters had to walk on tracks back to the Cubao Station in Quezon City.
“Nasunog ang wire, sa may Cubao … Doon lang ang tren sir (An electrical wire supposedly burned out. The MRT coach was left there),” said one of the commuters.
At least eight female commuters suffered minor injuries after being pushed out the MRT coach. One of the passengers said that when someone pressed a button activating the coach’s emergency brake, the door on the side of the railroad track opened.