First batch of trains for LRT-1 Cavite Extension arrives
The first batch of trains for the extension project comprises 120 4th generation trains from Spain and Mexico. The project, which was 19 years in the making, connects Baclaran Station to Bacoor, Cavite. Approximately 11.7 kilometers, it will have eight more stations, namely Redemptorist Station, MIA Station, Asiaworld Station, Ninoy Aquino Station, Las Piñas Station, Zapote Station, and Niog Station.
The railway line is expected to connect Baclaran and Bacoor, Cavite in just 25 minutes. Currently, the travel time going to and from the mentioned places takes 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Present in the arrival ceremony was DOTr Usec. for Railways Timothy John Batan, Usec. for Finance Garry De Guzman, Asec. for Railways Fidel Cruz Jr., Asec for Procurement and Project Implementation Giovanni Lopez, Asec. for Project Implementation – Mindanao Cluster Eymard Eje, PNR General Manager Junn Magno, JICA Senior Representative Kiyo Kawabuchi, Embassy of Spain First Secretary Luis Morales, LRMC President/CEO Juan Felipe Alfonso, MPIC President/CEO Jose Ma. K Lim, MHCPSI President/CEO Jose Manuel M. De Jesus, AC Infrastructure Holdings Corp. Chief Financial Officer Marco Duay, Sumitomo General Manager Masanori Honda, and CMX Project Director Ryoji Takeuchi.
Source: DOTR Facebook