The Department of Transportation (DoTr) said the East Extension of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) is nearly 77% complete, with two new stations being built in Marikina and Antipolo expected to be finished by the end of the year.
The East Extension Project was “76.9% complete” as of January, Transportation Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said in a recent interview.
The East Extension Project intends to add four kilometers to the 13.8-kilometer LRT-2 train line, connecting it to Antipolo City. The two new stations are Emerald in Marikina City and Masinag at the Masinag Junction in Antipolo City.
“The East Extension will be operational by December of this year. It’s almost done. We are just installing the electro-mechanical systems,” Batan added.
The department is also preparing to buy 14 more train sets for the expanded LRT-2 line. “We are buying 14 (train sets). Delivery will start from 2022 onwards,” he said.
“Separate procurement siya, ongoing pa. Wala pang selection. It’s going to be funded out of the LRTA’s (Light Rail Transit Authority) budget. We are buying new trains because we need additional trains for the LRT-2,” he said.