LRT2 East Extension installs Japan Train System (to be completed by last quarter of 2020)

LRT2 East Extension installs Japan Train System (to be completed by last quarter of 2020)






Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, together with Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade and other guests, attended the ceremony marking the installation of the electro-mechanical train system for LRT Line 2 East Extension in Cainta, Rizal.

LRT Line 2 will connect eastern side of Metro Manila with the greater part of the National Capital Region, is set to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020 with the laying of its tracks and installation of the electromechanical system (EMS), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.

“With the construction of the two stations to be finalized by the fourth quarter of 2020, the travel time of three hours from Recto to Masinag will be reduced to 40 minutes,” DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said in his speech during the ceremonial track laying and installation of the EMS, this marks the final phase of the LRT Line 2 East Extension Project.

Ceremonial track laying and installation of the EMS of the LRT Line 2 East Extension Project.( photo credit to Japan Embassy)


Under the project, two additional stations will be built -  the Emerald Station near the boundary of Pasig City and Cainta, Rizal and Masinag Station in Antipolo City. It is expected to accommodate an additional 80,000 passengers increasing the LRT 2 current daily ridership of 240,000 passengers.

A joint venture between Japan-based firm Marubeni Corporation and DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) was awarded the PHP3.2 billion contract by the DOTr last February 2019 for the installation of track works and EMS, which forms Package 3 of the LRT East Extension Project.
Package 1, which involves the construction of a viaduct, was completed in March 2017 while Package 2, or the construction of Emerald and Masinag stations, is 78 percent finished as of March 2019.
In total, the LRT Line 2 East Extension Project is already 60 percent complete.

The LRT-2 East Extension Project will be funded through the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for its civil works and Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the track works and EMS. 




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