It’s been almost two years since the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced the start of construction of the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project. Now, the agency has shared that rail line is now more than halfway to completion.
Halfway to the Partial Operabiltiy Section
The DOTr in its recent statement said that the ‘Partial Operability Section’ until the supposed Sucat Station is now halfway finished, and that the project’s overall progress rate as of December 31, 2020, is already at 50.61%.
This extension of the existing 20.7km LRT-1 line will increase the train network’s capacity from 300,000 to 800,000 passengers daily. It will also reduce travel time between Baclaran in Manila and Bacoor in Cavite from over one hour to just 25 minutes.
New stations from Metro Manila to Cavite
Once completed, this new 11.7km extension will add several stations leading to the new Niyog Station endpoint in Cavite, and it will also expand the LRT-1’s existing depot at the Baclaran Station. The DOTr said that partial operations are expected by the end of 2021, so that should be something good to look forward to this year.
How will the extended LRT-1 line affect your daily commute, especially for Caviteños working in the metro? Hit us up in the comments.