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Philippines Acquires MRT-7 Train

Trains for the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7) will arrive in the Philippines by the first week of September 2021, according to DOTr Secretary Art Tugade.

The new train will serve NCR commuters.

These trains, consisting of six train cars (two trainsets), were procured from Hyundai ROTEM Company in South Korea.

The MRT-7 Project is a 22-km railway project that aims to reduce travel time from North Avenue in Quezon City and San Jose del Monte in Bulacan from the current 2-3 hours to just 35 minutes.

It has 14 stations and can accommodate up to 525,000 to 850,000 passengers daily

MRT-7 construction activities on the guideway and stations as well as the electronic and mechanical works continue amid the pandemic.

The Unsolicited Proposal for the MRT-7 was first submitted to the then DOTC in 2001. The Concession Agreement was signed in 2008, groundbreaking activity was in April 2016, while actual construction started in August 2016.

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