Construction of LRT-1 Cavite Extension begins

After the long delay, residents of southern Metro Manila and Bacoor, Cavite can finally look forward to the extension of the country’s oldest LRT system.

lrt 1 train 3rd gen • Construction of LRT-1 Cavite Extension begins

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The groundbreaking ceremony of the LRT-1 Cavite Extension project took place today, May 4th. The 11.7km extension will extend the operations of Line 1 from Baclaran in Parañaque, passing by Las Piñas, and all the way to Niog, Bacoor City in the province of Cavite.

lrt 1 groundbreaking • Construction of LRT-1 Cavite Extension begins

New stations to be built are Aseana, MIA, Asiaworld, Ninoy Aquino, and Dr Santos in Parañaque City; Las Piñas and Zapote in Las Piñas City; and Niog station in Bacoor, Cavite.

With a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour (km/h) and a commercial speed of 60 km/h, Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) promises a 25-minute ride from Bacoor to Makati City.

The project is scheduled to be finished by 2021.

Source: DOTr (Facebook page)

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