According to the Facebook post of the DOTr about the event, it’s a significant milestone for the long-awaited project. Present during the event was transport secretary Arthur Tugade and President Rodrigo Duterte.
Metro Manila Subway Event
Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade had this to say, “Itong proyektong ito ay tinatawag na flagship, itong proyektong ito ay tinatawag na ‘Project of the Century’. Itong proyektong ito ay pinapakita sa sambayanan na totoo, tunay, nauumpisahan at tatapusin. Ito ‘yung regalo ng administrasyong Duterte sa sambayanan, sa mga Pilipino at sa bayan, on the occasion of the Philippine Independence Day today.”
Metro Manila Subway Details
The Metro Manila Subway will total 33 kilometers and have 17 train stations connecting Valenzuela and Pasay City, it’s said that during the first year of operations the subway system will accommodate 370,000 passengers daily.
Suffice it to say, we can’t wait for the Metro Manila Subway to be fully operational. A fully-fledged underground train system could benefit the greater majority of commuters especially if fuel prices continue to rise.