Construction of LRT to Cavite starts, new train design unveiled

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.


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.


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.