The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) have broken ground on the Light Rail Transit (LRT)-2 East extension project in Philippines.
The project will include construction of a 4km extension of the existing LRT-2 System from Santolan, Pasig City to Masinag in Antipolo, Rizal.
A pair of additional stations- namely the Emerald station and the Masinag station- will also be built as part of the project. The stations are expected to have a daily passenger accommodation capacity of 80,000. Construction work on the stations is expected to be completed in August 2018.
DOTr secretary Arthur Tugade said: “It will be a timely addition to have both new stations in the LRT Line 2 as we acknowledge the need for greater accessibility of passengers coming from the eastern side of Metro Manila extending to key areas of Antipolo and its nearby cities.”
LRTA administrator Reynaldo Berroya added: “The completion of the LRT Line 2 East Extension Project is part of the fulfillment of the government’s promise to ease traffic congestion by extending the service of the LRT Line 2 System to the eastern part of Metro Manila.”