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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.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 7, 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 11:13 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

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

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

Jaime Augusto, Fernando Zobel de Ayala ride MRT, inspect LRT

Dec 14, 2015 - 6:17 PM

The brothers check beep™ cards and LRT s rehabilitation – PPP projects that Ayala Corporation has interests in

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

DOTC to increase LRT1 capacity by 2018

Oct 16, 2015 - 1:54 PM

The transportation department invites Japanese companies to bid for the procurement of 120 new light rail vehicles for LRT1

JICA-BACKED. The bidding of the new light rail vehicles for LRT1 will be exclusive to Japanese-led companies

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"

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

Fare hike again? Lawmakers want to study LRT1 deal

Aug 05, 2015 - 4:17 PM

Transportation Undersecretary Jose Lotilla confirms a clause in the deal with LRMC that allows an LRT1 fare hike every two years but says the government has the prerogative to decide whether or not to enforce it

PROBLEM-RIDDEN TRAIN. Photo from the PPP Center   PPP Center

LRT1 roof leaks repaired – train officials

Jul 14, 2015 - 9:50 AM

The Light Rail Transit Authority says 10 trains have been fixed and 3 more are set for repairs

FIXED. The Light Rail Transit Authority says roof leaks of some LRT trains have been sealed. Photo from the PPP Center

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

Ayala open to 2 LRT-MRT common stations

Nov 26, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Ayala Corporation says as shareholders of the Light Rail Manila consortium it is open to accepting mutually acceptable solutions from the government and other private sector proponents

DOTC eyeing another LRT-MRT common station

Nov 20, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The government is in talks with a unit of San Miguel Corporation for the construction of an additional common station this time at SM North EDSA

Bidders seek LRT2 turnover before 2016 polls

Oct 21, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Bidders fear a political transition might hamper the project turnover if done after a new administration assumes office in 2016

TRAIN EXTENSION. There are plans to extend the LRT2 all the way to Manila port area. Photo from the PPP Center

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

DOTC awards LRT1 Cavite project to MPIC-Ayala tandem

Sep 12, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Light Rail Manila Consortium as the MPIC Ayala partnership is called has 20 days to comply with the post award requirements including paying 10 of the P9 35 billion premium offer

DOTC insists TriNoma is the LRT-MRT common station site

Aug 22, 2014 - 12:58 PM

The agency is also still looking for a ‘win win’ solution pending its appeal to lift the TRO issued by the Supreme Court

DOTC appeals SC TRO on transfer of LRT-MRT common station

Aug 15, 2014 - 2:56 PM

The DOTC says it has submitted its comments on time through the Office of the Solicitor General

SM group lukewarm on proposed ‘mini’ LRT-MRT common station

Aug 06, 2014 - 7:51 PM

The Henry Sy led company says it only heard about the proposal from the media and it has not been formally informed

DOTC eyes ‘mini’ LRT-MRT common station to appease SM group

Aug 05, 2014 - 9:33 PM

The Japan International Cooperation Agency is studying if the LRT 1 MRT 3 and MRT 7 traffic will not be affected by the proposed “mini station” in front of SM City North EDSA DOTC says

SC halts transfer of LRT-MRT common station to TriNoma

Aug 01, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The High Court has given the DOTC and the Light Rail Transit Authority 10 days to respond to claims they have violated a 2009 MOA with SM Prime Holdings Inc

MPIC to finalize location of LRT-MRT common station

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:12 PM

The company is studying if building the common station in front of Ayala’s Trinoma mall is more advantageous to commuters businesses

NEDA Board approves Ayala-MPIC lone bid for LRT 1 Cavite extension

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:47 AM

The Board also gives go signal to 3 new PPP infrastructure projects worth P139 77 billion

APPROVED. The P9.35-B bid of Light Rail Manila Consortium of Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific and Ayala and Macquarie groups was approved by NEDA on June 19. Photo from the PPP Center

Ayala, MPIC tie up anew for LRT 1 bidding

Jan 16, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The companies will compete with DMCI San Miguel and MTD Philippines for the P65 B project extending the LRT 1 to Cavite

TAKE TWO. Original bidders for the railway project will join a second bidding in April. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

6 firms vie for P65-B LRT-1 Cavite extension project

Jan 11, 2014 - 1:49 AM

Six groups are scheduled to meet with the DOTC s bids and awards committee to discuss project terms after a first bidding failed in August

INTERESTED. More firms expressed interest in the P65 billion LRT 1 Extension deal.Photo courtesy of the PPP Center