Nine engineers and technical personnel of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3 have undergone specialized training in railway operations and maintenance this year, from August 29 to September 3, as part of the MRT-3 Rehabilitation Project.
The training, held in Japan, is part of the technology transfer of the MRT-3 Rehabilitation Project that will develop new skills and knowledge of personnel from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) assigned in the railways.
It comprised of workshops on disaster management, station management control, light and heavy maintenance, and railway safety operations, among others.
The MRT-3 trainees were also allowed to witness and explore firsthand some of the most innovative railway technologies in Japan, like barrier-free accessibility transport facilities and train driving simulators.
Overall, the training provided the trainees with enhanced knowledge and hands-on experience on railway transport system in Japan to facilitate cross-country learning and knowledge transfer.
According to General Manager (GM) Engr. Federico J. Canar, Jr., the training aligns with the MRT-3’s thrust of ensuring its personnel to be equipped and kept abreast with the latest technological advances in railway operations in order to consistently provide commuters with safe and reliable transportation.
“We understand the crucial role of skills development training in our line of work. It is essential so as we can continuously upgrade our services, and better meet the needs of the riding public,” GM Canar said.