Commuters, Here's What You Need to Know About the MRT-7 Project
Travel time between Bulacan and QC will supposedly be cut to just 30 minutes.
The Department of Transportation has officially started the construction of the MRT-7 project, which aims to connect Quezon City and Bulacan through a rapid train system.
Around half of the project's construction will be along Commonwealth
What is it?
The MRT-7 project is part of the government's Public-Private Partnership program, where the Department of Transportation (
Where are the stations?
The MRT-7 will have the following 14 stations:
What is its capacity?
It will have a total of 36 train sets or 108 cars which can accommodate an estimated 500,000 passengers per day.
When will it be completed?
How will it affect commuters?
Before it was officially started, commuters were already affected by certain road closures, like in Regalado Avenue, which was turned into a one-way street when the groundwork for the MRT-7 was being prepared.
Two lanes along Commonwealth Avenue between University and Central Avenues have also been closed. This will obviously cause heavy traffic to the already congested roads. By now, it's safe to say that we can expect more of these road and lane closures as the project progresses.
How will it benefit us?
In general, the government expects the MRT-7 to decongest EDSA. The road component will divert northern provincial buses operation to San Jose Del Monte, thereby decongesting EDSA, the project description reads.
Aside from this, the two-hour trip from Bulacan to Quezon City and vice versa will be cut to just 30 minutes, which will be highly beneficial to commuters who regularly use that route.
This story originally appeared on FHM.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the SPOT.ph editors.