A weekly update on the latest developments in local motoring centering on the country’s transportation concerns and traffic management issues in the Metro.
UPDATES ON THE DALIAN TRAINS
The problem with the operation of the MRT-3 has worsened over the last few
months of the past year until the beginning of 2018 and up to now. And
recently, the issue regarding the Dalian trains has been brought up by the
netizens and passengers who are witnesses to the everyday struggle.
According to the DOTr, the 48 new MRT-3 coacheswhich were purchased from
China back in 2013remain unusable up to this day. The department says that
the coaches, which are also called the Dalian Trains, are too heavy for the
railway's tracks, which likewise makes them incompatible for the
To acknowledge the problem, the department has partnered with an
independent audit and assessment consultant to help them come up with a way
to have the Dalian trains working. According to the DOTr, they chose the
consultant under various qualifications as this part is important in
solving the issue.
The department adds that they won't be operating and releasing new trains
unless the operational measures are ensured. With this, the DOTr says that
they are prioritizing the safety of the passengers before taking a bigger
Some say that the discussion on the topic of the Dalian trains has been
long overdue given that the said coaches were purchased a few years back
and are still unusable up until this day. Let's just wait and hope that
regardless of what solutions that the DOTr will come up with, it will
lessen the struggle of the commuters on a daily basis.