In times of hardship and rush hours, know that you can never rely on MRT and LRT. Sure it takes you to where you need to go, but with casualties: hour-long lines, sweaty people, heat, and the accidents. We can’t even call it “occasional accidents” because they happen almost every day nowadays. Whenever we see ‘MRT’ trending on social media sites we just roll our eyes because we know it’ll be the same news.
Here are 8 times MRT and LRT failed us this year. Looking forward to a better year ahead!
1. When a woman’s arm was severed by the MRT
A 24-year-old woman’s right arm was severed after she had a dizzy spell and fell from the platform of MRT Ayala station. She fell into the gap of two coaches just as it was leaving. Despite the accident, her family are thankful for all the miracles involved: first was there was a doctor around who did the first aid, second, it wasn’t her body that was harmed, and third, the doctors from the Makati Medical Center was able to reattach their daughter’s arm.
2. When the coach decoupled leaving operators ‘baffled’
It was a normal rush hour at the MRT Line 3 when a coach detached from the train forcing passengers to walk to the next station. Authorities say they are baffled by the incident; it could not have been a mechanical error because “it only takes human intervention to detach the couplers.” There’s also the problem of the missing black box that acts like a CCTV for the coaches. Whatever the problem was, it’s just another normal day in the lives of MRT commuters.
If you want to know how the passengers dealt with it, check these memes.
3. When LRT-1 dragged a man across a platform
A man’s foot got stuck in the door of a moving LRT causing him to lose his balance and get dragged. He was rushed to a hospital and admitted to the ICU after doctors diagnosed him with internal bleeding in his brain. Aside from that, he also suffered injuries on his face including a broken nose. He explained that he stuck his foot at the door because he thought it would open automatically as it usually does. Authorities explained that not all of the LRTs have that technology.
4. When the LRT doors were open while the train was moving
Posted by Jason Ibe on Monday, November 27, 2017
Ever wondered what it feels like to be part of Divergent’s Dauntless faction? The passengers aboard this LRT ride sure did. In yet another glitch, the LRT 1 from Vito Cruz to Quirino station malfunctioned and failed to close its doors. It’s a good thing it was a skip train, there were few passengers inside. This has also happened back in 2016 but the train travelled two stations and with more passengers aboard. It’s a good thing nobody was hurt during both incidents.