SMC breaks ground on MRT-7 project in Philippines

WCN Editorial Team 22 Apr 2016 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has broken ground on the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7) project in the Philippines.

The elevated railway from North Avenue, Quezon City to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan will be constructed by SMC’s infrastructure subsidiary San Miguel.

Estimated to cost PHP69.3bn ($1.49bn), the 23km project will feature 14 stations and take 30 minutes to travel end-to-end. It will also link to the MRT-3 and LRT-1 and serve more than 800,000 passengers daily.

MRT-7 will have stations at Quezon-North Avenue, Quezon Memorial Circle, University Avenue, Tandang Sora, Don Antonio, Batasan, Manggahan, Doña Carmen, Regalado, Mindanao Avenue, Quirino, Sacred Heart, Tala and San Jose del Monte.

The project will be completed in three to four years with the assistance of Hyundai Rotem and EEI consortium.

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