UPDATE — The construction of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 extension scheme from Niog in Bacoor to Governor’s
The development of LRT-1 Cavite Extension was initially set to start a few years ago but Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) president and chief executive officer Juan Alfonso revealed that there are issues that needed urgent attention, causing the project its long postponement.
“I think by January it will be more clear when it will really start. A lot of the right of way issues have been resolved, but for example, there are utilities that still need to be relocated, so once those are fairly complete then we can start construction. The right of way is already there, but sometimes it is not free and clear so there are still obstacles that are being fixed right now,” Alfonso said.
Once the project is established, the extension will cover over 33 kilometers, from Roosevelt in Quezon City to Niog, Bacoor in Cavite City. The travel time from Bacoor to Central Station in Manila will be cut to 45 minutes, and to Roosevelt Station in one hour and 10 minutes, even during rush hours.
News source: Philippine Star