Philippines to Extend Metro Manila Train Line

5 May 2010 (Last Updated May 5th, 2010 18:30)

Marubeni Philippines and DM Consunji have received a $1.12bn contract to extend a Metro Manila train line in the Philippines. The companies, under the MRT 7 project, will build a 22km extension of the metro rail transit line. The project also includes an intermodal transport termi

Marubeni Philippines and DM Consunji have received a $1.12bn contract to extend a Metro Manila train line in the Philippines.

The companies, under the MRT 7 project, will build a 22km extension of the metro rail transit line.

The project also includes an intermodal transport terminal consisting of a transportation hub for buses and other public transport vehicles.

Metro Manila's extended line is expected to have 14 stations and a 22km, six-lane feeder highway, according to business.inquirer.net.

The MRT 7 project is initially expected to handle 108 rail cars in a three-car train configuration, with a capacity of 448,000 passengers a day.

New tracks are intended to complement Metro Manila’s three existing overhead train lines and reduce traffic.