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Re: Light Rail Transit 2
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 07:22:32 AM »
http://www.lrta.gov.ph/images/upload/15.%20West%20Extension_PR_2_F-1.pdf

14 October 2019
LRT-2 to extend to Tutuban, Divisoria, Pier 4

Commuters to enjoy safe, easy transit to bargain hunter’s mecca

MANILA – Millions of commuters will soon enjoy safe and easy travel to the country’s bargain hunter’s mecca as the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) started working for the five-kilometer westward extension of the LRT-2 System to Tutuban, Divisoria, and Pier 4.

“Mas magiging madali na ang biyahe ng mga gustong pumunta para mamili sa Tutuban at Divisoria, o mga sasakay sa barko sa Pier 4 ng North Harbor. [Easier journey awaits commuters who wish to make purchases at Tutuban and Divisoria, or those who will journey via ships found in North Harbor],” said LRTA Administrator Reynaldo Berroya.

Travel time from Recto station to Pier 4 is estimated to only take five minutes while travel time from Masinag station to Pier 4 will not exceed an hour.

The Administrator also noted that the LRT-2 West Extension Project is a government-approved design and build project that aims to get more passengers to take the LRT-2, help ease traffic congestion in the Metropolis area, and help mitigate climate crisis by minimizing fossil fuel use.

The P10.1 billion West Extension Project is targeted to be finished by 2023.

Financed by the Philippine government, this extension project is part of the Duterte administration’s “Build, build, build” program.

The LRTA has given the consultancy project to WesTrax Joint Venture with the Notice of Award given on July 19, 2019 and the Notice to Proceed on August 16, 2019.

WesTrax JV will assist in the bidding process for the contractors that will work on the project for which procurement is projected to start by January 2020.

Currently, the LRT-2 System which traverses the East-West routes with terminal stations at Santolan in Pasig and Recto in Manila, moves about 240,000 passengers daily. Upon completion, this number is projected to add 16,000 more passengers each day.

“The increase in commuters who will benefit from the extension project translates to the reduction of commuters not using Metro Manila’s congested streets. LRT-2 as a public mass transportation will be the way to go for ease of commuting,” said Administrator Berroya.

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Re: Light Rail Transit (LRT) 2
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 10:27:19 AM »
End of the line near Recto station




End of the LRT 2 extension beyond Santolan station

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Re: Light Rail Transit (LRT) 2
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 03:39:55 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/posts/1600940683378395

The much-awaited LRT-2 East Extension Project is now nearing its completion!

The LRT-2 East Extension Project is a 3.8-kilometer rail extension line which will connect the existing LRT-2 end point Santolan Station to Masinag, Antipolo City.

Project construction consist of three packages. Package 1 is the construction of the viaduct, and this is already 100% complete. Package 2 is the design and build of two additional stations - Emerald Station located at Marikina City, and the Masinag Station in Antipolo City - and this is now 96.12% COMPLETE. Meanwhile, Package 3, which is the design and build of the trackworks and electromechanical component system, is at 37.56% completion rate.

Overall, our progress report for the LRT--2 East Extension Project is at 76.90% as of end-2019.

Once completed, this will reduce travel time from Manila to Antipolo from 3 hours via PUB or PUJ to only 40 minutes. It is also expected to increase ridership, and accommodate an additional 80,000 passengers daily.

In a related development, we wish to inform the public that after a highly-technical intervention, the currently suspended operations from Santolan to Anonas is expected TO RESUME by the end of June 2020. This after the required parts and equipment needed for the line repair and restoration underwent stringent government processes of procurement, and its delivery, installation, testing, and commisioning will require significant repair period.





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