1st phase of LRT-1 Cavite Extension 97% complete

By: Philippine Resources March 11, 2024

(Photo courtesy of LRMC)

The first phase of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) Cavite Extension is now 97 percent complete and is on track to begin operations in the fourth quarter of this year.

In a statement on Wednesday, president and CEO of the Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), the private operator of the LRT-1, Juan Alfonso said the completion rate was reached in January, with both civil and system works “progressing rapidly.”

“We are optimistic about the progress achieved in the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 project. This significant milestone is a testament to the perseverance and dedication of our team and our contractors,” Alfonso said.

To date, he said, the five new stations are also nearing completion – the Redemptorist Station at 93.3 percent, MIA Station at 93.5 percent, Asia World Station at 83 percent, Ninoy Aquino Station at 88 percent, and Dr. Santos Station at 94.1 percent.

“Notably, (the) Dr. Santos Station has completed staircase and louver installation. (The) MIA Station has finalized its ceiling, and the station is currently undertaking secondary steelwork. Additionally, drainage works have commenced at (the) Redemptorist Station,” he said.

READ: LRT-1 completes 1st test run of Cavite Extension Phase 1

In addition, the installation of telecommunications equipment at the Dr. Santos and Redemptorist stations has been completed, and similar work has begun at the MIA and Asia World stations.

“Beyond construction progress, LRMC is actively conducting test runs of various generations of LRT-1 trains, ensuring their compatibility and readiness for operations,” Alfonso said.

Once completed, he said the LRT-1 Cavite Extension is “poised to significantly contribute to the nation’s economic growth and development by fostering improved connectivity between individuals and communities.”

The Cavite Extension project will extend the existing LRT-1 by 6.2 km., with the first phase connecting the Baclaran Station in Pasay City to the Dr. Santos Station in Parañaque City.

It is capable of serving 600,000 passengers daily. By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz


Article courtesy of the Philippine News Agency

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