DOTr Expects LRT Line 2 Masinag Extension to be Operational by Third Quarter of 2018

The tough-talking President of the Philippines, Pres. Rody Duterte made another significant achievements on his "Build, Build, Build" program as the Department of Transportation confirmed that they expects the LRT Line 2 Masinag Extension to be operational by the third quarter of 2018.


Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said that "By third quarter of 2018, the LRT 2 extension from Santolan to Antipolo will be completed, and will be operational by next year,” Sec. Tugade stated.

According to Sec. Tugade, soon residents of Metro Manila Manila and nearby provinces can travel from Manila to Antipolo in just 30 to 40 minutes.



The P2.27-billion LRT 2 East Extension Project involves the construction of a four-kilometer extension of the existing LRT 2 System from Santolan, Pasig City to Masinag in Antipolo, Rizal.

Two additional stations will be built including the Emerald station in front of Robinsons Metro East and Sta. Lucia in Cainta, Rizal and Masinag station located before the Masinag Junction in Antipolo City.

Aside from the highly anticipated completion of LRT Line 2 Masinag Extension, the DOTr also said that the construction of the MRT 7 is on track.



By the year 2020, the 22-kilometer line, which will have 14 stations, will make it easier for commuters in Fairview, Commonwealth and San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan areas to travel to Manila.

The P69.3-billion MRT 7 project, which will have 14 stations, is being built by SMC Mass Rail Transit 7 Inc. under SMC’s infrastructure subsidiary San Miguel Holdings Inc.

The 22 km MRT7 rail transit system will connect North Avenue in Quezon city to San Jose Del Monte City in Bulacan. Among the areas where stations are to be constructed include: North Avenue, Quezon City Memorial Circle, University Avenue, Tandang Sora, Don Antonio, Batasan, Doña Carmen, Regalado, Mindanao Avenue, Quirino, Sacred Heart, Tala, and San Jose Del Monte.

Upon completion, MRT 7 will accommodate an estimated ridership of 420,000 passengers daily.

Source: PNA

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