LRT-2 East extension to start operations on April 27 with 2 new stations
MANILA, Philippines – The two new additional stations of the Light Rail Transit-2 line —which extends the rail line further to Antipolo — will finally start operation on April 27, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced Thursday.
In a statement, the DOTr said the new stations — the Marikina Station (in front of the Sta. Lucia and Robinsons malls) and the Antipolo Station (in front of SM Masinag) — will first have their soft openings on April 26 and with full operations to start a day later.
As of Jan. 31, the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) reported that the LRT-2 East extension project is already 93.42 percent complete.
Currently, the LRT-2 line has 11 stations, stretching from Santolan in Pasig City to Recto, Manila.
With the two additional stations, the rail line will now serve passengers from Recto until Masinag, Antipolo, as travel time will just be around 40 minutes, the DOTr said.
“The LRT-2 East Extension can accommodate an additional 80,000 passengers daily, boosting the entire rail line’s current daily ridership to 240,000 passengers,” the DOTr added.
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