MANILA, Philippines — Travel along Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) tracks were stopped for a few minutes after the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) announced a train at the 5th Avenue Station on Thursday afternoon malfunctioned.
According to the LRT-1 management, the train involved was on the southbound track of the 5th Avenue Station in Caloocan City.
At 6:18 p.m., all 19 stations resumed operations again, LRMC said.
“As of 6:01 PM, June 10, 2021 – A stop for safety has been put in place from Baclaran to Balintawak. The technician is already on board working the fault of the affected train located at 5th Ave. station SB,” LRMC said in a tweet.
UPDATE: As of 6:01 PM, June 10, 2021 – ⚠️ A stop for safety has been put in place from Baclaran to Balintawak. Technician is already on board working the fault of affected train located at 5th Ave. station SB. Please allow additional travel time of about 15 minutes ⚠️
— Light Rail Manila Corporation (@officialLRT1) June 10, 2021
Prior to this, LRT-1 implemented a 5-kilometer speed restriction from its end-to-end stations — Baclaran to Balintawak — due to a still unspecified problem in one of the vehicles.
“UPDATE: As of 5:53 PM, June 10, 2021 – A 5kph speed restriction has been put in place from Baclaran to Balintawak. Technician is already on the way to check the fault of the affected LRV. Please allow additional travel time of about 8 minutes,” LRMC said earlier.
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