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‘Overloading’ blamed for frequent malfunctioning of LRT trains 05/19/2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

‘Overloading’ blamed for frequent malfunctioning of LRT trains

05/19/2011
Authorities of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) have blamed “overloading” for the frequent malfunctioning of their trains.

LRT Administration (LRTA) spokesman lawyer Hernando Cabrera said overloading causes LRT and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) trains to break down, especially during rush hours.

“Sa peak hour overloaded tayo... kaya ng sistema pero kung bugbog na bugbog na doon nasisira ang spare parts at components,” Cabrera said.

Last Wednesday, an LRT-2 train on C.M. Recto Avenue in Manila suffered an engine problem — an air leak — forcing train authorities to ask the passengers to get down the train..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20110519met5.html

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