(Eagle News) — The Light Rail Transit-1 Cavite Extension is expected to be operational soon when construction of the same is on track, Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista said.
“We expect this line to be operational by September 2024. I’m impressed with the progress of the project,” he added.
According to the Ministry of Transport, the stations Dr. Santos, Ninoy Aquino and Redemptorists in Parañaque City currently have progress rates of 48.03%, 34.06% and 30.17% respectively.
Meanwhile, progress rates for the Asia World and MIA stations in Pasay City are 37.12% and 35.47%, respectively.
The 11.7-kilometer, 8-station LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project is designed to connect Baclaran in Parañaque City to Bacoor, Cavite.
The DOTr said the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project, once fully operational, is expected to reduce travel time between Baclaran and Bacoor to 25 minutes from the current 1 hour and 10 minutes.
The line’s capacity is also expected to increase from 500,000 to 800,000 passengers per day.
The project is a joint venture between DOTr, the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) and LRMC.