DOTr: LRT-1 Manila to Cavite extension now more than halfway complete

CALOOCAN CITY, Dec. 16 (PIA) -- The Manila to Cavite extension project of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) is now at least 50 percent complete, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.

“This long-awaited and highly-anticipated rail extension of LRT-1 is now halfway, with 50.54% overall progress rate,” the DOTr said in a Facebook post.

The project was 38.70 percent complete as of April 30.

In a message, DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said that by December 2021, the first station of the Cavite Extension, Redemptorist Station in Baclaran, will be partially operational. The station is located in Parañaque City.

“And we’ve instructed the concessionaire, the Light Rail Manila Corporation, to target operationalizing additional stations up to MIA Station or PITX Station soonest,” Batan said.

In total, the LRT-1's Cavite extension will span 11.7 kilometers from Baclaran Station southward and will traverse eight more stations — Redemptorist Station, MIA Station, Asiaworld Station, Ninoy Aquino Station, Las Piñas Station, Zapote Station, and Niog Station.

Once complete, it will extend the existing 20-kilometer LRT-1 to 32 kilometers and boost its passenger capacity from 500,000 passengers to 800,000 passengers per day.

The extension project is expected to cut the travel time from Baclaran to Bacoor City, Cavite from the current one to two hours to only 25 minutes. (PIA NCR)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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