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Pressure drop on LRT train prompts passenger transfer

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A Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) train transferred its passengers to another train on Tuesday morning as a “precautionary” measure after one of its gauges showed a “drop in pressure.”

Rochelle Gamboa, LRT-1 Head of Corporate Communications, told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview that their driver detected the drop in pressure and advised passengers to disembark at the Doroteo Jose Station.

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“They were unloaded and transferred to another train kasi bumababa yung pressure sa gauge,” Gamboa said.

“So, in anticipation of what could happen — kapag bumaba yung pressure sa guage pwedeng tumirik, pwedeng… any incident could happen.. — so before that could happen, they were transferred to safety. It was more on a precautionary transfer than an incident,” she added.

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The passenger transfer happened between 7 a.m. and 7:10 a.m.

Gamboa noted that LRT-1 operations went on normally despite the incident. The management also deployed a skip train to assist the affected passengers.

She said that the transfer was actually “good news” since the train driver immediately reported the drop in pressure to management. /cbb

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