Being a Filipino, we do know what rush hour means. But hey, rush hour? Do we still have this in the metro? Rush hour in fact, is an experience that most people in the Metro has every single day. It is the most difficult part of our daily transport to the office. We might think that it’s already hopeless but there are existing efforts to fix this.
New railways and extending the current ones are very promising to solve this inescapable dilemma. Here are the current plans according to a SkyscraperCity.com forum.
LRT-1 Extension (starts: mid-2018 / expected completion: 2021) Baclaran station to Bacoor, Cavite.
LRT-2 East and West Extentions – Santolan station to Masinag, Antipolo, and from existing Recto station to Pier 4 of Manila North Harbor. Expected completion is in the first quarter of 2019 for the East extension.
LRT-4 will run from Taytay, Rizal to Ortigas Business District. Its initial target completion is June of 2021. This one is still under proposal. The last thing we’ve heard about these proposals for the LRT-4 project were being seen and prepared by a local businessman Salvador B. Zamora III, along with Chinese firms in the fourth quarter of 2017.
MRT-5, also known as Metro Manila Subway, which runs from Mindanao Avenue Q.C., to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, that is set to be completed for the first three stations for May 2022. Undesignated in the map are the conceptualized extensions in the north, starting from Bulacan, extending to the south in Cavite, which were revealed by by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.
LRT-6, it runs from the tip of LRT-1 extension in Bacoor to Dasmariñas, Cavite. Last update was the pre-qualification process for the project was shut down in the year 2016. It was originally planned to start in 2016 and begin operations again in 2021.
MRT-7 which runs from Tutuban to Clark. The first part of the project is a station that covers Tutuban to Malolos, Bulacan. It is expected to be fully operational by 2021.
Imagine, if these trains are to be completed, we would then experience as hassle-free commute. Moreover, it would be a lot of business opportunities for other people. The only problem about that is the volume of people using it. People behind these, we assume are aware of this already so it’s up to them on how they will control it.
Stay tuned for updates as regards the ideas and projects that are bound to start or finish this year.