WATCH: The MRT-7 Is Officially Shaping Up
Finally, a train line to Bulacan.
(SPOT.ph) We're finally getting a glimpse of the Metro Rail Transit line 7. The Department of Transportation released a drone video of the existing structures of the train line—which is currently under construction—from North Avenue in Quezon City to Tala in Caloocan City. Once complete, it will go all the way to San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan. Check out the video below.
As of June 2020, the Metro Rail Transit line 7 (MRT-7) is 58.95% complete. The Quezon Memorial Circle station looks like it's finally gaining real ground. Construction was temporarily halted in February due to it being too large for the park but it looks like the kinks were ironed out. The underground portion of the train line will allow the Quezon Memorial Circle to maintain its status as a heritage area for the city.
The MRT-7 will eventually link up with with the planned Common Station on North Avenue. This central hub will connect two existing train lines, the MRT-3 and the Light Rail Transit Line 1, with the MRT-7 and—fingers crossed—the Metro Manila Subway.
Authorities are targeting to have it operational by 2022. It will span a total of 22 kilometers and will ideally cut down travel time between Quezon City and Bulacan to just 35 minutes. Around 300,000 to 850,000 passengers are expected to use the train line on a daily basis—which will ideally ease up congestion on the roads.