The construction of the LRT-1 extension from Pasay City to Cavite province started Tuesday, 5 years after it was awarded to Light Rail Manila Corp, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.
Covering nearly 21 kilometers, the project will attach 8 stations from Baclaran: Redemptorist, MIA, Asia World, Ninoy Aquino, Dr. Santos, Las Piñas, Zapote and Niog, the agency stated.
According to the DOTr, five stations from Baclaran will be operational by the end of 2021.
Once completed, the extension will grow the LRT’s daily ridership to 800,000 from 458,000. It will also lessen travel time from Cavite to Baclaran to 25 minutes from 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Light Rail Manila, a joint venture composed of Ayala Corp, Metro Pacific Light Rail Corp and Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings, will manage the LRT 1 for 32 years.
News source: ABSCBN News