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First Underground Railway System in PH Begins Construction

Construction on the Metro Manila subway has finally began. The subway, which will be the country’s first underground railway system, is part of the current administration’s infrastructure program.

The groundbreaking ceremony happened on Wednesday, February 27, and was attended by Department of Transportation (DOTr)’s Arthur Tugade along with Japanese partners.

Officials are hopeful that the three stations in Tandang Sora, Valenzuela, and North Avenue will be completed and ready to serve the public before the end of President Duterte’s term on 2022.

Subway Inauguration
Image Credit: @DOTrPH via Facebook

The stations will be designed and built with the help of Shimizu Corporation, Fujita Corporation, Takenaka Civil Engineering Company Ltd, and EEI Corporation from Japan.

The 36-kilometer long subway will have a total of 25 stations, and will transports commuters from Valenzuela to the Ninoy Aquino Terminal 3 Airportin 30 minutes, a journey that could easily take hours by car or regular commute.

The subway line will also connect to the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Lines 3 and 7 via the yet-to-be-constructed Unified Grand Central Station along EDSA.

Underground Layout Design


The DOTr has assured the public that the Metro Manila subway line will be protected from natural disasters such as earthquakes and flooding with the help of Japanese technology. All 15 stations are expected to be fully operational by 2025.


Banner Image Credit: @DOTrPH via Facebook

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