Construction of LRT to Cavite starts, new train design unveiled

Infra & Development

The Department of Transportation (DOTr), Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), and Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) led the start of fullblast construction of LRT-1 Cavite Extension today in Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque.

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During the event, the mock-up design of 120 new Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) was also unveiled.

DOTr said the 11.7-kilometer railway extension project aims to connect the province of Cavite to Metro Manila through a railway network.

“It features eight (8) new train stations, five (5) of which will be partially operational by the fourth quarter of 2021,” it added.


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DOTr estimates that once the extended rail line is fully operational by 2023, travel time from Bacoor, Cavite to Baclaran will substantially drop from 1 hour and 10 minutes to just 25 minutes.