Philippines opens Light Rail Transit Line 2 eastern extension

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The Public-Private Partnership Center in the Philippines has announced the opening of the eastern extension of the 13.8 km Light Rail Transit Line 2 in Manila.

The project adds the capacity of the LRT-2 by another 80,000 passengers per day and reduces travel time between Manila and Antipolo from three hours to 40 minutes by extending the LRT-2 line an additional 4 km to Masinaga in Antipolo City, Rizal. The implementation of the eastern extension involves the opening of two stations: the Marikina Station and Antipolo Station.

The LRT-2 east extension was approved by the National Economic and Development Authority during the Aquino government in 2012 and was conceived as part of a Japan International Cooperation Agency study over a decade ago.

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