LRT1 Cavite extension - updates

Rappler's latest stories on LRT1 Cavite extension

ARTICLE FINDER

6 new railways to look out for

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Will we see these railways completed within the lifetime of the current administration?

Construction of LRT1 Cavite extension's foundation begins

Sep 02, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Light Rail Manila Corporation starts piling works at the planned Dr Santos Station in Parañaque City as September 2019 begins

After 19 years of waiting, piling works for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 Cavite Extension have finally started yesterday, September 1. Photo from the Department of Transportation

Construction of LRT1 Cavite extension 'full steam ahead'

May 07, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The first 5 stations of the LRT1 Cavite extension are expected to begin operations by the 4th quarter of 2021

Photo from DOTr

LRT1 Cavite extension construction to begin April 2019

Mar 04, 2019 - 9:10 PM

After years of delay, work on the Light Rail Transit Line 1 extension to Cavite will finally start

EXTENSION. The LRT1 Cavite extension is set to start April 2019. Shutterstock photo

LRT1 operator's promise: 25-minute ride from Cavite to Makati by 2021

May 04, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Light Rail Transit Line 1 LRT1 operator Light Rail Manila Corporation LRMC targets to finish the Cavite Extension project by 2021

LRT1 GOES TO CAVITE. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade asked Light Rail Manila to expedite the construction of the LRT1 Cavite Extension project and asked if they can finish it by 2020 instead of 2021. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Senators convinced 'best' location achieved for MRT-LRT common station

Feb 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

But the Senate committee wants someone to be held liable for the P200 million naming rights contract of SM Prime which caused the almost 8 year delay of the project

PROBE INTO COMMON STATION. Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Committee on Public Services on Monday, February 13, 2017, leads probe into the MRT-LRT Common Station deal. Senators JV Ejercito and Sherwin Gatchalian also attended the hearing. PRIB Photo by Cesar Tomambo.

LOOK: The newly-renovated LRT1 Doroteo Jose Station

Feb 06, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Light Rail Manila s directive is to rehabilitate the 20 stations and train cars of LRT1 in 18 months and extend the line from Baclaran to Bacoor Cavite

PREPS FOR THE FUTURE. Light Rail Manila, operator of LRT1, launches its newly renovated Doroteo Jose Station in Sta. Cruz, Manila. All photos from Light Rail Manila Consortium

LRT1 operator to start Cavite extension in late February

Feb 06, 2017 - 4:05 PM

LRMC the operator of LRT1 takes on French companies Bouygues Travaux Publics and Alstom Transport Private Limited to help build the LRT1 Cavite extension

RENOVATION, EXTENSION. On Monday, February 6, 2017, LRMC launched the newly renovated Doroteo Jose station in Sta. Cruz, Manila. Photo by Light Rail Manila Consortium

Commercial operations for MRT-LRT Common Station eyed in April 2019

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Rarely seen together the country s top businessmen come to agree on the final location of the Metro Rail Transit MRT Light Rail Transit LRT Common Station project

ENDING DEADLOCK. The country's top honchos, Manuel V. Pangilinan, Ramon S. Ang, Hans Sy, and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, come together to sign a Memorandum of Agreement ending the squabble on the MRT-LRT Common Station deal, Wednesday, January 18, at the Dusit Hotel in Makati City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

MRT-LRT common station to be done in 2.5 years – DOTr

Dec 22, 2016 - 9:40 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the signing of the compromise agreement on the common station is expected before 2016 ends

HAMPERING MASS TRANSIT. The stay order on the transfer of the site of the common station is barring the construction of the MRT7 and design work for the common station project that has been bundled with the LRT1 Cavite Extension project. SM North City EDSA and TriNoma photos from Ramon F. Velasquez

Deal reached: LRT-MRT common station between SM North, TriNoma

Sep 27, 2016 - 3:55 PM

A memorandum of understanding is set to be signed on Wednesday September 28

HAMPERING MASS TRANSIT. The stay order on the transfer of the site of the common station is barring the construction of MRT7 and design work for the common station project that has been bundled with LRT1 Cavite Extension project. SM North City EDSA and TriNoma Mall photos from Ramon F. Velasquez

With emergency powers, lighter Metro Manila traffic by 2019

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Emergency powers will allow the faster implementation of over P207 billion worth of infrastructure projects to ease traffic transportation officials say

FASTER IMPLEMENTATION. Transportation Undersecretary Noel Kintanar says emergency powers will help the department implement faster its over P207-billion worth of infrastructure projects. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Duterte admin revives plan to build Metro Manila subway

Aug 18, 2016 - 2:20 PM

This would have been the most expensive public private partnership PPP deal implemented under former president Benigno Aquino III s administration

1ST SUBWAY. The current administration says the subway PPP deal is being revisited because 'there is demand for the service.' Graphics by Nina Martinez/Rappler

LRT1 fare hike delayed as gov't seeks 'win-win solution'

Aug 08, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The transportation department says it will try to further postpone the fare hike which was supposed to have taken effect August 1

'WIN-WIN.' Transportation Spokesperson Cherie Mercado says the department to talk with the LRT1 operator to come up with a win-win solution. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Trial run: LRT1 to extend operating hours for a month

Jul 07, 2016 - 3:05 PM

If the test run will show an interest from the public then we would be pleased to do a more detailed study to make it permanent the chief of Light Rail Manila says

EXTENSION. LRT1 currently has an average daily ridership of 400,000 commuters from Baclaran in Pasay City to Roosevelt in Quezon City. Screenshot image from Rappler

Engineers racing to fix LRT1

Feb 27, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Aiming to rehabilitate and upgrade the 20 stations of the dilapidated Light Rail Transit Line 1 in 18 months over 1 200 engineers and staff are preparing for the future

Light Rail Manila signs P24B-loan for LRT1 Cavite extension

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:54 PM

French rail makers Bouygues Travaux Publics and Alstom Transport Private Limited will help the Light Rail Manila Consortium build the LRT1 Cavite extension

HOUNDED BY DELAYS. The group of Ayala and MPIC in 2014 bagged the P64.9-billion deal to extend LRT-1 from Baclaran to Bacoor, Cavite

Government to pay contractor P1.8B for unmet obligations

Jan 15, 2016 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED But the PPP Center says the amount is not yet finalized

HOUNDED BY DELAYS. The group of Ayala and MPIC in 2014 bagged the P64.9-billion deal to extend LRT-1 from Baclaran to Bacoor, Cavite

A long, winding road for better Metro Manila transport

Jan 09, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Several infrastructure deals that are seen to solve the nightmarish Metro Manila traffic are still hounded by delays

LONG, WINDING ROAD. Most projects that are supposed to solve the horrendous Metro Manila traffic have snagged delays by policy U-turns and legal roadblocks. Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

After a year, LRT-MRT common station problem still unsolved

Nov 25, 2015 - 6:25 PM

A compromise agreement between all stakeholders has yet to be signed

HAMPERING MASS TRANSIT. The stay order on the transfer of the site of the common station is barring the construction of MRT7 and design work for the common station project that has been bundled with LRT1 Cavite Extension project. SM North City EDSA and TriNoma Mall photos from Ramon F. Velasquez

Poe grills DOTC officials over MRT7, LRT-MRT common station

Nov 09, 2015 - 9:23 PM

With the appalling state of public transportation MRT7 would have helped ease the burden of commuters says Senator and presidential aspirant Grace Poe

WHEN? Senator Grace Poe grills transportation officials Monday, November 9, 2015 over the construction of MRT7 and the proposed LRT-Mrt common station. File photo of TriNoma from its official Facebook page and MRT3 by Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse

LRTA fails to turn over 100 operational coaches

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:43 PM

The consortium of Ayala Corporation Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Macquarie says The real benefit of an improved train system will not be felt by the riding public immediately

LONG WAIT. Private concessionaire Light Rail Manila Consortium says "the real benefit of an improved train system will not be felt by the riding public immediately"

LRT4, LRT6, NAIA dev't projects up for final approval

Sep 03, 2015 - 7:29 PM

This is in line with the Philippine government s bid to lock in as many infrastructure deals before the current administration ends in mid 2016

MORE PPPs. The Philippine government will be rolling out two LRT extension and NAIA development PPP deals soon.

MPIC, Ayala promise uninterrupted LRT1 operations

Aug 26, 2015 - 11:09 AM

The group led by Metro Pacific Investment Corporation and Ayala Corporation says it is ready to take over the operations and maintenance of Light Rail Transit Line 1 LRT1 on September 5

TAKEOVER. Construction of the LRT1 extension from Baclaran in Parañaque City to Bacoor in Cavite is seen to be completed by May 2019

No LRT1 fare hike under Aquino's watch – Abaya

Aug 06, 2015 - 5:28 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says his successor will determine whether or not to implement a fare hike

NO HIKE. The government will compensate Light Rail Manila Consortium for the remaining rail tariff committed to the consortium, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says

New MRT3 prototype train car to arrive in August

Jul 23, 2015 - 5:23 PM

DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says the delivery of new MRT3 prototype train car will result in lesser maintenance requirement for the ailing railway system

LESSER MAINTENANCE? This new MRT3 prototype train car will be delivered in the Philippines by August. Photos from DOTC

PH's PPP thrust: Work in progress

Jul 18, 2015 - 6:44 PM

UPDATED After 5 years since its kickoff in 2010 did the flagship public private partnership program of President Benigno Aquino III meet expectations?

PPP TRAFFIC JAM. 41-year-old Celina Garcia is just one of the millions Filipino motorists and commuters who find getting around Metro Manila more time-consuming than ever. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

French aerospace firms eye stronger presence in PH

Jul 06, 2015 - 2:08 PM

2 US construction firms also plan to set up shop in the country Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo says

San Miguel pushes for speedy resolution of common station deadlock

May 25, 2015 - 3:52 PM

The conglomerate says the issue on where to put the LRT MRT common station is affecting the financial closure of the P63 billion MRT7 project

SM Prime: Put LRT-MRT station in front of SM North

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM

SM Prime also denies it is in talks with DOTC to put up a second common station catering to LRT MRT passengers

Economic reforms to continue beyond 2016 – BSP

Mar 26, 2015 - 5:08 PM

BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo gives the assurance amid foreign investors concerns

ASSURANCE The BSP assures foreign investors that the Aquino administration's economic reforms would continue beyond 2016. Rappler file photo

DOTC awards LRT consultancy contract to Japanese group

Mar 09, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The group will undertake the P602 7 M consultancy contract for the LRT extension projects

3 PH-France infrastructure deals signed

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:49 PM

French President Francois Hollande tells businessmen in Manila that making investments is not enough – these businesses should help fight climate change

New investments in infrastructure and renewable energy create a flow of investment to fight climate change

SC asked to halt LRT1 Cavite extension project

Feb 20, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The P64 9B mass rail transit project is the ‘most disadvantageous government contract of all time ’ a lawyer ​says in his petition before the High Court

France to invest in PH aerospace industry

Nov 10, 2014 - 3:50 PM

The EU country is also keen on exploring more opportunities in infrastructure with several French firms already involved in PPP projects in the Philippines

Conglomerates eye LRT2 project

Sep 30, 2014 - 12:21 PM

Bidders have until November 20 to submit the pre qualification documents

LRTA slashes budget for LRT2 maintenance contract

Sep 23, 2014 - 10:51 PM

The Light Rail Transit Authority also moves the bidding deadline from September 24 to October 17