LRMC begins work on $1.3bn LRT extension project

WCN Editorial Team 8 May 2017 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has commenced pre-construction work on the PHP65bn ($1.3bn) LRT-1 Cavite Extension in the Philippines.

The 11.7km extension of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1) to Bacoor, in Cavite province, will include eight passenger stations to be located in Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Cavite.

The new stations will be named Aseana, MIA, Asia World, Ninoy Aquino and Dr. Santos Stations in Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Zapote Stations in Las Piñas City and Niog Station in Bacoor, Cavite.

Upon completion of the project in 2021, the extension is expected to increase the entire LRT-1 passenger load up to 800,000 per day.

LRMC president and CEO, Rogelio Singson, said: “The Cavite Extension will serve an additional 300,000 commuters and will significantly reduce travel time from Bacoor, Cavite to Manila from about two hours to about 40 minutes.

“We considered the accessibility of the new stations to shops, schools, and offices to better suit passenger flow from residential and commercial areas. LRMC envisions the eight new stations of the LRT-1 to foster a commute that is direct, smooth, and safe for all passengers.”

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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