LRT 1 expects new trains from Japan

The Department of Transportation said Tuesday it expects the delivery of trains from Japan for LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension Project by July next year as the Light Rail Manila Corp. started the construction of the line’s extension.

Transportation Undersecretary for rail Timothy John Batan said the first and second four-car train sets were on schedule for delivery in July 2020.

He said the next eight 4-car train sets would be delivered in December 2020 and 30 more 4-car train sets would arrive in 2021 to 2022.

The department and Mitsubishi Corp. signed a P12.8 billion in December 2018 for the manufacturing of 120 new cars for LRT Cavite Extension Project.

Batan said a new depot would be built in Zapote while the Baclaran depot would be expanded from its current capacity of 145 LRVs to 197 LRVs.

A new satellite depot will also be constructed in Zapote to accommodate 72 LRVs.

Topics: Department of Transportation , LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension Project , Light Rail Manila Corp. , Mitsubishi Corp. , Japan
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