LRT-1 Cavite Extension is now 97% complete

The initial phase of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) Cavite Extension is nearing completion, with a remarkable 97 percent progress and preparations underway for its anticipated launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

Juan Alfonso, President and CEO of the Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), the private operator of LRT-1, announced this significant milestone on Wednesday, highlighting the rapid advancement of both civil and system works.

"We are pleased with the remarkable progress achieved in the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 project. This noteworthy achievement reflects the unwavering commitment and diligence of our team and contractors," remarked Alfonso.


Currently, the five new stations are also nearing finalization, with completion rates as follows: 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.

Alfonso further detailed the progress, mentioning that the Dr. Santos Station has accomplished staircase and louver installation, while the MIA Station has concluded its ceiling and is now focusing on secondary steelwork. Drainage works have commenced at the Redemptorist Station.

Telecommunications equipment installation has been completed at the Dr. Santos and Redemptorist stations, with similar initiatives underway at the MIA and Asia World stations.

"Beyond construction advancements, LRMC is actively conducting test runs of various LRT-1 trains, ensuring seamless compatibility and readiness for operational deployment," added Alfonso.

Once fully operational, the LRT-1 Cavite Extension is poised to significantly enhance the nation's economic landscape by fostering improved connectivity among individuals and communities. The extension project, spanning 6.2 km, will initially link the Baclaran Station in Pasay City to the Dr. Santos Station in ParaƱaque City, catering to an estimated 600,000 passengers daily.

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