MRT-7 to start operations by April 2022, says DOTr
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Monday said the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) will begin to operate by April 2022.
“Tuloy-tuloy na po ‘yan operational na po ito ng April next year (it will be operational by April next year),” said DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade in an interview.
“Gusto ko pang paspasan, ‘yung tren nandiyadiyan na (I want to further speed it up, the train is already there),” he added.
The MRT 7 is a P63-billion project that started construction in April 2016. It will link North Avenue in Quezon City to San Jose del Monte in Bulacan.
On September 7, two train sets or a total of six train cars for MRT-7 already arrived in the country from South Korea.
San Miguel Corp. earlier said it expects the delivery of 108 coaches in the coming months.
Meanwhile, Tugade said the facility known as the Common Station in North Avenue, Quezon City, will be completed by December 2021.
The Common Station will connect MRT-3, MRT-7, and the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1).
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