The construction of LRT-1 Cavite Extension is said to be “on track and in fast-taking shape,” with operations expected to begin in September 2024, according to the Department of Transportation on Monday.
Transport Secretary Jaime Bautista said that the Department made arrangements with the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) “to ensure that the rail line will be operational as scheduled.”
Bautista and LRMC President and CEO Juan Alfonso made an on-site visit and inspection from the pre-cast yard area to Dr. Santos Station to check the facilities, materials, and viaduct parts of the extension project.
Construction on this infrastructure project is still ongoing as of this posting, with the Dr. Santos station at 48.03 percent, the Ninoy Aquino station at 34.06 percent, the Redemptorist station at 30.17 percent, the Asia World station at 37.12 percent, and the MIA Station at 35.47 percent.
In October 2022, the LRMC reported that the LRT-1 Cavite Extension was 73 percent complete as of the end of August.
Once operational, this 11.7-kilometer extension project will connect Baclaran in Paranaque City to Bacoor City in Cavite and is expected to cut the travel time to just 25 minutes. This will also increase the the rail line’s capacity from 500,000 to 800,000 passengers daily.
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