An artist's impression of the Metro Manila Subway.
PHOTO BY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DUBAI – The Department of Transportation on Thursday (February 28) revealed details about the Philippines’ first subway system in Metro Manila.
Construction on the 30-km subway officially began on Wedensday, with the project aimed at easing the capital’s traffic gridlock.
The underground railway will have 15 stations and is expected to be completed in 2025. The first three stations is set to operate in 2022.
The train, designed to run at 80 kilometers per hour, is expected to cut travel time from Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City to Ninoy Aquino International Airport to 30 minutes.
Officials envision that the project, which is estimated to cost 356.96 billion pesos, will extend north to cover Bulacan, and Cavite in the south. GAD/Expat Media
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