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Riding LRT, MRT now 'very risky'

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Riding LRT, MRT now 'very risky'

Following an accident about 5pm today when an MRT fully laden with passengers broke down between Magallenes and Taft. It had to be pushed to Taft by another train and unfortunately, went through the barrier and onto the road. No information is available on deaths and injuries at this time.

Mr Rene Santiago, a Civil Engineer, said the the operating system has not been upgraded since 2003 and carried on to say that all the elevated train routes are badly in need of modernization and upgrading.

abs-cbnnews.com/business/09/26/13/riding-lrt…

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1. Re: Riding LRT, MRT now 'very risky'

You mean the train fell onto the road with passengers?!

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2. Re: Riding LRT, MRT now 'very risky'

It went to the end of the rails and through the wall onto Pasay Rotonda

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3. Re: Riding LRT, MRT now 'very risky'

That is really unbelievable.

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4. Re: Riding LRT, MRT now 'very risky'

How about that model of clockwork effieciency - swtzerland

o no, a train derailed and was left hanging over a cliff edge

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2723885/Rescue-…

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5. Re: Riding LRT, MRT now 'very risky'

A few were injured in the LRT accident.

One train was pushing another, as the first had failed. The coupling between the two trains broke. No one was killed.

The LRT and MRT lines carry about 1.5 million people a day safely. An occasional accident is regrettable and yes, upgrading is probably required, but there's little reason to panic.

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6. Re: Riding LRT, MRT now 'very risky'

The coupling "broke" ? More likely not connected as the train was being pushed and the fact that it had no brakes was "overlooked". A simple mistake.

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7. Re: Riding LRT, MRT now 'very risky'

I totally agree with you there, the has been an accident regarding the transportation in Manila and cause injuries to the passengers. They better upgrade their equipment for the safety of everybody.

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