LRT Train Hit Another LRT Train In Line One

Passengers were stranded in Monumento Station and Roosevelt station of Line One of the LRT when one of the trains hit another train along with the Monumento station in line one.

The hit train was severely damaged. Its body was crumpled like a tin can and its window glass was broken.

One of the train’s drivers/Machinists was injured and brought to the MCUFDT hospital.

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. A red signal means all LRT trains must stop to prevent any untoward accident.

One of the trains 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 trains hit the other when the power was already cut off.

It is not clear why one of the trains moved when the power was already cut off.

An investigation is underway on what caused the LRT train to hit the other. The investigation will tell if the accident was caused by human error or a technical problem.

Witnesses say that they heard a loud sound when the incident happened.

The trains involved were moderately loaded with passengers when the accident happened. None of the passengers were injured.

The effect of the accident caused a 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 was restored after the two trains were removed from the train track.

This is not the first time that this kind of accident happens. In February 2011 two trains were also involved in a collision along the LRT MRT loop in Quezon City. A taxi below was hit by debris but the passengers were not injured.