The construction of the extension of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) is set in April, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced.
“The actual construction of the LRT-1 Cavite Extension from Baclaran to Bacoor, Cavite will start in April,” the DOTr said in a statement on Monday.
The 11.7-kilometer railway extension project will have eight stations from Baclaran in Paranaque City to Bacoor in the province of Cavite.
The project will connect to the existing Baclaran station and will have eight new stations: Redemptorist, NAIA Avenue, Asia World, Ninoy Aquino, Dr. Santos, Las Pinas, Zapote, and Niog.
It is expected that travel from Baclaran to Bacoor would be reduced to 30 minutes from the current one and a half hours during rush hours.
The DOTr and the railway system’s private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation are eyeing to finish the project by fourth quarter of 2021.
The department estimates the daily passenger volume of the LRT-1 to increase from 300,000 to 800,000 once the extension is completed. (PNA)