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LRT-2 from Marikina to Antipolo to Open April 27

Train service goes farther east.
by Clara Rosales
Mar 4, 2021
Photo/s: from Department of Transportation Facebook page

The Marikina to Antipolo portion of the LRT-2, also known as the East Extension, will be open to the public on April 27, the Department of Transportation said Thursday.

The Marikina Station (in front of the Sta. Lucia mall and Robinsons) and the Antipolo Station (in front of SM Masinag) will have a soft opening on Apr. 26, with operations to start the next day.

The new stations will serve commuters travelling between Recto, Manila and Masinag, Antipolo. Travel time between Recto and Masinag will take only 40 minutes.


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Once completed, the LRT-2 East Extension can accommodate an additional 80,000 passengers daily, bumping up the line's daily passenger capacity to to 240,000.

Package one of the extension project—which consists of the construction of the eastbound and westbound viaducts—is finished. Package two, which involves the design and construction of stations is also substantially complete, said Light Rail Transit Authority Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera.

The project's electro-mechanical system, rails, power supply, telecommunications, and signaling system are all part of Package 3, where work is underway, he said.

"Ongoing po ngayon 'yan at pina-fast track na po natin 'yung trabaho natin diyan para matupad po natin 'yung target na April 26 inauguration,” he said.

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