MRT-3 emits smoke; 530 passengers unloaded

An MRT-3 train emitted smoke on Monday as it was traveling south from the Santolan station.

Around 530 passengers had to be unloaded at 4:08 p.m.

“At 4:08 p.m. today, a smoke emission from one of our trains was reported by our train driver at Santolan Station,” the MRT-3 management said in an advisory.

According to the advisory posted in the company’s Twitter account, the rehabilitation and maintenance provider of MRT-3, Sumitomo-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, will undertake a thorough investigation on the cause of the incident.

“Rest assured that our rehabilitation and maintenance provider, Sumitomo-Mitsubishi Heavy, will conduct a thorough investigation regarding this incident, and implement measures to prevent this from happening again,” the management said.

“We apologize for the inconvenience,” it added.

Meanwhile, some commuters that witnessed the incident said that there was also a burst of fire after the train left Santolan station. (With a report from Jhon Aldrin Casinas)