The construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) is still ongoing and the people behind it are hard at work to finish it as early as possible to finally benefit commuters.
Initial plans for the MRT-7 began in 2001, but it wasn’t until 2008 that a 25-year concession agreement was signed. Now, years later, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) happily announced that the project has a 63.35% overall progress rate.
Previous reports say that the administration wants MRT-7 to be partially operational starting the last quarter of 2022.
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The MRT-7, which is a 22.8-kilometer (14.2-mile) line, aims to connect Quezon City from the North Triangle Common Station in North Avenue, to San Juan del Monte Bulacan.
Once completed, commuters who will travel from Quezon City to Bulacan, and vice versa, will be spared from the usual 2 to 3-hour travel time as it will be significantly cut to only 35 minutes.
The government expects the train to service 300,000 to 500,000 passengers on a daily basis.
MRT-7 will have 14 stations and the first line to come with third-rail electrification.
Via: Radyo Inquirer