The number of trains being used for MRT-3 has increased to 31 after three more newly overhauled light rail vehicles (LRVs) were added into the line’s fleet. 

The LRVs were officially put into action on October 15 after undergoing several safety tests and runs. 

The overhauling of the transit line’s cars is part of its ongoing large-scale rehabilitation project, which it undertakes through the help of its Japanese maintenance provider Sumitomo-MHI-TESP.

Though more trains are running, MRT-3 remains at 30 percent capacity. Only 124 people are allowed together in a single train car, amounting to 372 passengers per train set. 

Besides its renovation scheme, MRT-3 is strictly implementing health and safety protocols to keep people safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

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