Biyahe mula Quezon City patungong Bulacan, mapapadali na oras na matapos ang konstruksyon ng MRT 7

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Metro Rail Transit (MRT)

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QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES — Matapos ang ilang taon, uumpisahan na ang konstruksyon ng MRT Line 7.

Ito ang linya ng tren na magdudugtong sa bayan ng San Jose del Monte, Bulacan hanggang sa Quezon City.

Pinangunahan ni Pres. Benigno Aquino III ang groundbreaking ceremony kaninang umaga sa Quezon City Circle.

“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa pakikiisa ng pribadong sektor at programa at proyekto. Patunay lang ito sa kumpiyansa nila sa isang gobyerno na hindi sila lalamangan at nakatutok sa kapakanan ng nakararami,” pahayag ni Aquino.

Magkakaroon ng labing-apat na istasyon ang MRT 7 na magsisimula sa EDSA North Avenue na dadaan sa kahabaan ng Commonwealth patungo sa San Jose del Monte, Bulacan

Sa kahabaan ng Commonwealth Avenue itatayo ang University Avenue Station ng MRT 7. Kapag natapos sa taong 2020, ang mahigit dalawang oras na byahe mula Bulacan hanggang Quezon City ay aabutin na lamang ng tatlumpung minuto.

Kayang magsakay ng MRT 7 ng mahigit tatlong daang libong pasahero araw-araw. At kapag natapos pa ang ibang upgrade ay kakayanin na nitong magsakay ng hanggang walong daang libong pasahero.

Nakipag-ugnayan na ang San Miguel Corp. sa MMDA upang matulungan sila sa pag-aayos sa daloy ng trapiko kapag naumpisahan ang konstruksyon.

Idudugtong ang MRT 7 sa LRT line 1 at di kalaunan ay sa MRT line 3.

Subalit isyu pa rin ang lugar ng pagtatayo ng common station. Base sa concession agreement sa tabi ng SM North Edsa itatayo ang common station taliwas sa pahayag ng Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) noon na magkakaroon rin ng common station sa Trinoma.

Bahagi rin ng proyekto ang isang intermodal transportation terminal o ITT na itatayo sa Balagtas, Bulacan na kayang mag-accomodate ng anim na pung bus gayundin ang isang access road mula Balagtas, Bulacan hanggang San Jose del Monte.

Malaki ang maitutulong nito sa mga taga-Bulacan dahil makakapagpasok ito ng mas maraming investor na makakapagpalago sa ekonomiya ng lalawigan

Sa ngayon ay may problema pa sa right of way sa San Jose del Monte. Subalit sinosolusyunan na ito ng lokal na pamahalaan.

“Mayroong tao ang DOTC at San Miguel na nakikipagusap doon. Ang akin, mamagitan lamang at tumulong magpaliwanag dahil ito sa kaunlaran ng siyudad na dapat maunawaan ng iba,” sabi ni alkalde ng San Jose del Monte na si Mayor Rey San Pedro.

ang San Miguel Corp. ang nakakuha ng kontrata sa naturang proyekto sa pamamagitan ng public private partnership ng pamahalaan.

(MON JOCSON/UNTV NEWS)

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DOTr says QC-Bulacan MRT-7 project almost 50% complete

Robie de Guzman   •   November 11, 2019

Commonwealth Avenue

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Monday reported that the construction of the Metro Rail Transit line 7 (MRT-7) is now 49.22 percent complete more than three years after construction started.

In a statement on Facebook, the DOTr said that civil works of the underground/depressed, at-grade, and elevated guideway are in various stages of construction, while civil works of nine of the 14 stations are in full swing.

Trackwork installations are also ongoing.

“Likewise, the required rolling stock of 108 cars has been completed, and are awaiting shipment pending the availability of the depot/holding area,” it added.

PROGRESS REPORT: The Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) is now 49.22% COMPLETE, as of October 2019!Based on the latest…

Posted by Department of Transportation – Philippines on Sunday, 10 November 2019

The 22-kilometer MRT-7 will connect Quezon City to San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan.

The line is expected to reduce travel time to 35 minutes from the current 2 to 3 hours.

The project is eyed to be completed by 2021, the DOTr said.

DOTr targets partial operation of MRT-7 in 2021

Marje Pelayo   •   July 17, 2019

Proposed MRT 7 train

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is targeting the partial operation of MRT-7 in 2021.

DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said the project will definitely ease the burden of commuters as travel time from Quezon City to San Jose del Monte in Bulacan will reduce significantly from four hours to about 35 minutes once the project is completed.

On Wednesday (July 17), Batan and DOTr officials inspected MRT-7’s construction site in Quezon City to check the work in progress.

According to the project’s contractor San Miguel Corporation, the ongoing construction is already 44% complete which includes the train stations, platforms and the line where the railings will be placed.

The DOTr also announced that the procurement of 36 new train sets from South Korea has already been done.

MRT-7 is a 23-kilometer railway system that connects North Avenue in Quezon City to the province of Bulacan.

The train system traverses 14 stations namely North Avenue, Quezon City Memorial Circle, University Avenue, Tandang Sora, Don Antonio, Batasan, Manggahan, Doña Carmen, Regalado, Mindanao Avenue, Quirino, Sacred Heart, Tala and San Jose Del Monte.

It can load up to 500,000 passengers daily.

To prevent similar glitches as those in MRT Line 3, the DOTr is in close coordination with the agency’s private partners in terms of the regular maintenance of the MRT-7.

Usec. Batan said the completion of the entire project is expected in 2022. – with details from Joan Nano

No water in 20 Quezon City villages from May 24 to 25 —Manila Water

Robie de Guzman   •   May 21, 2019

People queuing for rationed water

Residents in 20 areas in Quezon City will experience a seven-hour water service interruption starting Friday night, the Manila Water Co. announced on Monday.

The water distributor said this is due to relocation of major pipelines along Elliptical Road.

“More than 242,000 population in 20 barangays in Quezon City will experience water service interruption as Manila Water relocates its major pipeline at the corner of Elliptical Road and North Avenue to make way for the construction of the MRT 7,” it said in an advisory.

The water service interruption will be implemented from 11 p.m. on May 24 (Friday) to 6 a.m. on May 25 (Saturday).

Affected areas are as follows:

  • Bagong Pag-asa
  • Bahay Toro
  • Alicia
  • Old Capitol Site
  • Pasong Tamo
  • Pinyahan
  • Central Culiat
  • Malaya
  • New Era
  • Project 6
  • Ramon Magsaysay
  • San Vicente
  • Santo Cristo
  • Sikatuna Village
  • Tandang Sora
  • Teachers Village East
  • Teachers Village West
  • UP Village
  • Vasra

Manila Water advised affected residents to store enough water as some of these areas may still experience service interruptions even after the restoration due to limited water supply.

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