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New MRT-3 rails arrive in PH

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New rails will soon be installed on the track of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 as the entire rail shipment has arrived at Harbor Centre Port Terminal in Manila on Tuesday night.

The shipment, which arrived months ahead of the scheduled date of delivery, is comprised of 4,053 18-meter rails that will replace the entire track 17-kilometer track of the MRT-3.

The delivery had a total weight of 4,000 tons.

The rails, manufactured by Nippon Steel Corporation, were shipped from Fukuoka, Japan, following the successful factory test by the Factory Acceptance Team for rails headed by MRT-3 director for operations Michael Capati.

The ship bearing the shipment, M/V Eastern Opal, departed the Port of Yawata in Japan on July 3. Cargo unloading from the vessel began late Tuesday night.

The new rails will be delivered and prepared for installation at the Tracks Laydown Yard near the Parañaque Integrated Transport Exchange.

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