LRT-1 extension project to push through; Good news for LP and Pque residents

From Sun Star:

Monday, June 20, 2011

MANILA — The government hopes that the extension project of the 27-year-old Light Rail Transit-1 will commence this year.

Once operational, the 11.7-kilometer railway, which starts in Baclaran, is expected to benefit some 225,000 commuters per day from the cities of Parañaque and Las Piñas, and the province of Cavite, according to the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA).

The project is set to be bid out sometime this year as part of the Aquino administration’s public-private partnership program.

It will include the construction of eight new passenger stations at Redemptorist, MIA, Asia World, Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Zapote and Niyog in Bacoor and the purchase of additional trains.

LRTA Administrator Rafael Rodriguez also expects a reduction in carbon footprint due to passenger shift from motor vehicles to trains. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)

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