the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) Prototype Train from Mainland China has arrived in the country The Department of Transportation and Communications said
The Made in China Trains, which arrived last Aug 14 2015, will be assemble in the Metro Rail Transit Depot, while its components such as seats, Doors. poles and hand straps would undergo testing in this November.
Department of Transportaion and Communication Spokesperson said this is only the first of the 48 brand-new train cars that will be delivered starting first quarter of 2016 under the Aquino Administration
DOTC spokesperson Miguel Arthur Sagcal earlier said that once all 48 train cars are delivered, the three-train car sets will be made four-train car sets — the maximum length allowed by platforms.
In a report by the Philippine News Agency (PNA) owned by the Philippine Government under the helm of the Presidential Communications Operations Office., it said that DOTC Joseph Emilio Abaya has assured that new train would mean lesser maintenance requirements in the future.