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Phase 1 of LRT1 Cavite extension at 94.1% progress rate, commercial ops eyed in Q4 2024 —LRMC

The first phase of Light Rail Transit Line 1’s (LRT1) extension all the way to Bacoor, Cavite is nearing completion as private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) eyes to start the extended line’s commercial operations by the last quarter of 2024.

The Phase 1 of the LRT1 Cavite Extension Project covers the first five additional stations spanning 6.7 kilometers within the city of Parañaque, namely Redemptorist, MIA, PITX Asia World, Ninoy Aquino, and Dr. Santos.

In a statement on Friday, LRMC said the Phase 1 of the project was at an overall progress rate of 94.1% for its civil and system works as of end-September 2023.

“We are optimistic that in less than a year, we are to begin the commercial operations of the LRT1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 Project. The overall progress rate is a good signal to usher the country into an era of modern railway experience where passengers can take advantage of world-class amenities, user-friendly and PWD-friendly facilities, high standards of safety and security, and value-added services,” said LRMC president and CEO Juan Alfonso.

The construction of the first five stations of the LRT1 Cavite Extension Project are in various stages of development.

LRMC said the Redemptorist Station, which will be the next station after the existing Baclaran station, registered an 86.3% completion rate.

The MIA Station, which will be the closest station to the airport, was at 86.9% completion; while the Asia World Station, which will be connected to the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), was at 72.9%.

Meanwhile, the Ninoy Aquino Station registered a completion rate of 81.5%.

The last station of the phase, Dr. Santos, which will have an interconnection to the nearby SM City Sucat, was at a 90.5% completion rate.

As to the Cavite leg of the project, the company earlier said that delays in the delivery of right-of-way are hampering the start of ground works. 

The segment covers the last three stations of LRT1 Cavite Extension Project, namely Las Piñas, Zapote, and Niog.

LRMC had said right-of-way delivery for the three stations should be “100%” before it can start construction.—AOL, GMA Integrated News