48 ‘brand new’ trains mislead under Duterte

48 'brand new' trains mislead under Duterte48 ‘brand new’ trains mislead under Duterte

Acquire during the Aquino administration, the trains for the MRT-3 line use

because of weight and compatibility issues

Claim: In less than a year under President Rodrigo Duterte, 48 new train cars

for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 were made available, helping ease traffic

congestion in Metro Manila. It only contained a YouTube video from channel “Duterte NEWS PORTAL” uploaded

on March 1, 2017, with two news reports that discussed the final testing of the trains.

The post gathered 247 responses, 186 remarks, and 106 offers on Facebook as of August 8, 2018.

The claim has additionally post in two video-facilitating sites, ru-news.net and am.cirrus-data.net.

Rating: MIXED

The realities: The 48 prepare autos yet stop, and still can’t seem sent as of this posting due to waiting issues.

These prepare autos purchase from Chinese firm Dalian Locomotive by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) under the organization of President Benigno Aquino III for P3.76 billion. The agreement was granted in January 2014, and the mentors were conveyed beginning late 2015.

The trains still can’t seem to be utilized to date. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) – the successor of DOTC – found in mid-2017 that each prepare weighed 49.7 tons, raising issues of it being too overwhelming for the rails.

Consultancy to firm TUV Rheinland

Amid-2018, the DOTr tapped Germany-based consultancy firm TUV Rheinland to play out a review on the 48 prepare mentors. On July, TUV Rheinland’s review shows that the trains  “prepare for use” with a few repairs and specialize alterations.

In any case, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said the trains would not convey right now in spite of the review however he additionally said he is going for a “win-win” situation.

As of August 9, MRT3 is running 15 trains with a traveler heap of 600,000 consistently, about double the everyday stack breaking point of 350,000. The Dalian trains are a piece of the MRT3’s extension venture.

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