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​DOTr MRT-3 PRESS STATEMENT (August 8, 2018)

By Merrowen Mendoza on August 08, 2018 under News


DOTr MRT-3 PRESS STATEMENT

8 August 2018

The DOTr MRT-3 sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience brought to passengers by a leak from one MRT-3 airconditioning unit (ACU) yesterday afternoon.

MRT-3's ACUs were last replaced in 2008 as part of the system's 1st general overhaul 8 years after it started operating in 2000.

General overhaul is due every 8 years, meaning the ACUs were supposed to be replaced as part of the system's 2nd general overhaul due to have been completed in 2016.

As of Nov. 2017, when DOTr terminated MRT-3's previous maintenance provider, only 3 out of MRT-3 72 train cars have been overhauled.

Considering the importance of ACUs for passenger convenience, ACUs from original equipment manufacturer (OEM) are among the components that were already procured by MRT-3's transition team earlier this year.

Brand new OEM ACUs are hence scheduled to start arriving this month.

Thank you very much.