LRT-1 Cavite: From Baclaran, only 15 minutes to Sucat, 20 minutes to Zapote
With the Light Rail Transit 1’s (LRT-1) Cavite extension, commuters in the south of Metro Manila may save several hours of travel time everyday.
Juan Alfonso, president of the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) said a one-way trip from Bacoor, Cavite to Baclaran usually takes one and a half hours.
“We can bring that down to only 30 minutes,” Alfonso said. “From Baclaran to Sucat, it will be only 15 minutes; Baclaran to Zapote, 20 minutes.”
“This project can save passengers around three hours of travel time per day, which means being able to sleep longer and having more time to spend with the family,” he added.
Alfonso touted the project as the solution to decongesting traffic in Metro Manila and improve the “quality of life” of residents in southern Metro Manila.
“You don’t have to wake up at 3:00 a.m. or 4:00 a.m. to be in Manila for work because you know the train will be there every three and a half minutes or so and that travel time is very predictable, is traffic-free,” he said.
The 11-kilometer extension would connect LRT-1 Baclaran station to eight new stations: Redemptorist, NAIA Avenue, Asia World, Ninoy Aquino, Dr Santos, Las Pinas, Zapote, and Niog. /vvp
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