Passengers were stranded in Monumento Station and Roosevelt station
of Line One of the LRT when one of the train hit another train
along the Monumento station in line one.
The hit train was severely damaged. Its body was crumpled like a
tin can and its window glass broken.
One of the train’s Driver/Machinist was injured and brought to the
Initial investigation of the LRTA revealed that there was a power
fluctuation at about 7:03 AM.
Protocol says that this would cause a red signal. Red signal means
all LRT trains must stop to prevent any untoward accident.
One of the train stopped along a curve route in the Monumento
station going to Balintawak station when one of the train hit it.
Investigators are puzzled why one of the train hit the other when
the power was already cut off.
It is not clear why one of the train moved when the power was
already cut off.
Investigation is underway on what cause the LRT train to hit
the other. The investigation will tell if the accident was caused
by human error or a technical problem.
Witnesses says that they heard a loud sound when the incident
The trains involved were moderately loaded with passengers when
the accident happened. None of the passengers were injured.
The effect of the accident caused massive queue of passengers in
Monumento station and also in Roosevelt station.
It was past 1 pm when the normal operation of the LRT 1 trains
were restored after the two trains were removed from the train
This is not the first time that this kind of accident happens.
On February 2011 two trains was also involved in a collision along
LRT MRT loop in Quezon City. A taxi below was hit by a debris but
the passengers were not injured.