Construction of LRT-1 Cavite extension starts;partial operations by 2021

Construction of LRT-1 Cavite extension starts;partial operations by 2021

Finally after 5 years of wait the construction on the LRT-1 extension from Pasay City to Cavite province started.

The extension, spanning nearly 21 kilometers, will add 8 stations from Baclaran: Redemptorist, MIA, Asia World, Ninoy Aquino, Dr. Santos, Las Piñas, Zapote and Niog, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.

“The dream that was more than two decades ago is a reality today, and will soon be a reality by the (fourth) quarter of 2021. Our project proponent said we can do partial operability in 2022… (But) I want a partial operability by the last quarter of 2021,” Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said.

groundbreaking ceremony (photo credit to owner)

Five stations from Baclaran will be operational by the end of 2021, the DOTr said.
DOTr said, once the extension is finished it will double the LRT’s daily ridership to  800,000 from 458,000. It will also reduce travel time from Cavite to Baclaran to 25 minutes from 1 hour and 10 minutes.

(photo credit to owner)

It will use a 4th generation train. The Philippines had signed a P12.8-billion contract with Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. and its technical partner Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles in 2017 to buy 120 new light rail vehicles, which are scheduled to be delivered starting July 2020 until 2022.
Light Rail Manila, a joint venture composed of Ayala Corp, Metro Pacific Light Rail Corp and Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings, will manage the LRT 1 for 32 years.

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