LOOK: New Trains from Mexico, Spain to Run on LRT-1 Extension

A total of 120 carriages.
Photo/s: screencap from Department of Transportation Facebook page

A total of 120 Light Rail Vehicles from Mexico and Spain that will be used in the LRT-1 Cavite Extension are scheduled to arrive in the country on Tuesday, the Department of Transportation said.

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The Department of Transportation, the Light Rail Transit Authority, the Light Rail Manila Corporation, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Mitsubishi Corporation, the Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocariles, and the CMX Consortium, worked together to make this a reality for the LRT-1 Cavite Extension.

According to DOTr's latest progress report, the extension is halfway done. Once complete, it is expected to shorten travel time between Manila and Cavite to 25 minutes from 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Target date for partial operations is in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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