September 10, 2017

Things you need to know about the MRT-7

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  • The Metro Manila Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) promises a better transportation system in the next years as it began its construction last April

    NO LONGER THE LAST STOP. Once completed, the MRT-7 will be linked to the MRT-3. People will then be able to travel all the way to Bulacan by rail./IMAGE Wikimedia Commons

    The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) is spearheading the project which shall start from North Avenue, Quezon City, to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

    Are you excited for this? Here’s what the information you need to know about the project:

    MRT 7 Fast Facts

    According to DOTC, the 22.8-kilometer MRT-7 shall be completed by August 2019. The new train can carry over 28,000 passengers an hour in each direction, up to 36,000 passengers an hour. Every day, it can accommodate up to 350, 000 passengers which can ease the cause of traffic along the area, railway-technology.com said.

    IMAGE GOV.PH

    The 14 stations are as follows:

    • Quezon and North Avenue Joint station
    • Quezon Memorial Circle
    • University Avenue
    • Tandang Sora
    • Don Antonio
    • Batasan
    • Manggahan
    • Dona Carmen
    • Regalado
    • Mindanao Avenue
    • Quirino
    • Sacred Heart
    • Tala
    • San Jose del Monte

    A budget of PhP 69.30 billion was allotted for the project, which will be built by Universal LRT Corporation BVI (ULC), a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation (SMC).

    Construction on the new line began in April 2016 and operations are expected to begin by August 2019.

    GRAPHIC FROM 2016. The Aquino administration expected the MRT-7 to be up and running by 2020, but the current administration wants it done by 2019./IMAGE GOV.PH

    The report also said that the construction of MRT 7 can benefit commuters as travel time can be reduced by one hour. Commuters from Quezon City, Caloocan City, and the Bulacan can have easier access to different places in Metro Manila with MRT 7.

    Also read: MRT-7 construction begins today


    Written by Gelyka Dumaraos, contributor
    Source: railway-technology.com

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