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High speed train runs with door open in Philippines

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   March 11, 2016 at 10:17 AM

MANILA, March 11 (UPI) -- A passenger on a commuter train in the capital of the Philippines captured video showing the high speed train running with one of its doors completely open.

James Cubelo, who posted the video to Facebook, said he was riding the Manila Light Rail Transit System train about 6 p.m. Thursday when he and his fellow passengers noticed one of the doors in their car wasn't closing as the train departed the station.

Cubelo said the passengers alerted a guard on the train, but they were advised only to hold tight to the rails while the train was in motion.

"Well, thank God, we are still alive now and safe!!!" Cubelo wrote.

He wrote he hopes the video comes to the attention of LRT officials so they will repair the train and avoid future incidents.

Crazy LRT experience

Guys!! Share natin to hanggang maka-abot sa Management ng LRT!March 10, 2016 around 6 pm. Sumakay kami ng friend ko sa LRT1 from Central Station. Napansin namin na hindi nag-close ang door pero tumatakbo na, nagulat nalang kami nung sinabi ni manong guard na kumapit nalang kami ng mabuti, ano to! Star City lang ang peg, ganun! At first di ko naisipang i-video kasi sobrang kabado talaga ako! Pero, in fairness ahh! nag-enjoy kami! i know na sobrang delikado talaga sya, pero no choice na kami at that moment kasi nakaandar na sya ng matulin! best part is, sumakay kami ng puno na ang tren, pero nung nalaman na bukas ang door habang tumatakbo, biglang lumuwag nalang,,, haha. takot nalang namin lahat na mahulog noh, knowing na GRADUATING KAMI! ganun! Well, thanks God, buhay pa kami now at safe!!! HUY! KAYONG MGA STAFF SA LRT1, UMAYOS-AYOS KAYO HAH!p.s. alam na nilang di nagsasara ang door, pero di nagtapos sa U.N. station ang lahat dahil may part 2 pa ang ride, upload ko nalang later. May foreigners akong kasama that time :)hi Danelle!! nag- enjoy ka ba sa mala-Star City ride natin!#OnlyInThePhilippines #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines #LRTMoments

Posted by James Cubelo on Thursday, March 10, 2016
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