LOOK: Construction of the MRT-7 Is Halfway Done

This line will connect San Juan del Monte, Bulacan to Quezon City.

Here's a little bit of good news to start the decade: the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) is now 50.69% complete, according to the Department of Transportation. The announcement was made only recently via Facebook.

 

This P62.7-billion project is set to connect San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan to the existing train system in North Avenue, Quezon City through a 23-kilometer elevated railway. There will be 14 stations in total, and the DOTr says that the construction of nine of these stations is now in full swing. The target date of completion is in  2021.

Once operational, the new train line is estimated to ferry anywhere between 300,000 to 850,000 passengers daily. It will be connected to the existing LRT-1 and MRT-3 lines, along with the Metro Manila Subway that is also currently under construction, via a common station. Travel time between Bulacan and Quezon City is expected to be reduced to 34 minutes through the MRT-7.

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