Track laying for LRT-2 extension project
MANILA, Philippines — Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arturo Tugade and Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda led the ceremonial track laying and installation of the electromechanical system (EMS) at the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) Emerald Station on Tuesday.
The station along Marcos Highway corner Felix Avenue, Cainta, and Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue, Marikina City, lies in the middle of the existing Santolan Station and the proposed Masinag Station.
It is part of the four-kilometer extension which is seen to reduce travel time from Masinag in Antipolo to Recto Station in Manila by 40 minutes.
Masinag and Emerald Stations are expected to serve 80,000 passengers daily, with its expected completion by the fourth quarter of 2020.
Aside from Tugade and Haneda, also present were Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro, Marikina 1st District Rep. Bayani Fernando, Antipolo Mayor Jun Ynares, Light Rail Transit Authority Administrator Reynaldo Berroya, MMDA Chair Danilo Lim, and representatives from contractors Marubeni Philippines and DM Consunji Inc. /cbb