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LOOK: DOTr shows Metro Manila Subway station mock-up

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, 4 March 2019 02:12 PM

Mock-ups of the highly anticipated Metro Manila Subway project | Photo credit: DOTr

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released on Monday several photos showing the mock-up station models of the Metro Manila Subway project.

The DOTr said these models will serve as prototype of the first ever underground rail line in the Philippines.

The Metro Manila Subway project finally broke ground on February 27 after some delays due to conflict of schedules with Japanese officials.

DOTr aims to have the first three stations of the Metro Manila Subway – Quirino Highway, Tandang Sora and North Avenue – partially operational in 2022 and the remaining stations fully operational by 2025.

It will be connected to the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line 1 and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line 3 and 7 through four common stations. Subway stations will also be accessible to land-based public transportation utilities such as bus, taxi and jeepneys.

Overall, the multi-billion peso Subway System will have fifteen (15) stations from Quirino Highway to FTI and Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 in Pasay City.

With the speed of 80 kilometers per hour, the travel time from Quezon City to NAIA terminal 3 will only take around 30 minutes.

“When we announced that we are doing the Subway, many sectors did not believe. Sabi nila, ‘Subway station? Drawing lang ‘yan. Hindi totoo ‘yan.’ Sa mga nagduda, ang Subway Station po ay totoo. Ito ang magbibigay sa ating mga Pilipino ng comfortable life,” DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said.

The Metro Manila Subway System project outlines a program toward 2030 for sustainable development for Central Luzon, Calabarzon and National Capital Regions that would require P2.61 trillion in investment.

As the construction for the country’s first underground railway system begins, the DOTr appealed for public’s understanding as this would definitely cause heavy traffic. – Robie de Guzman

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DOTr expects great benefits as 6 subway stations are seen to rise on gov’t properties

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, 11 March 2019 05:07 PM

A rendering of the Metro Manila subway station | Courtesy: DOTr

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is confident that installing six subway stations on government properties will be beneficial for the country.

The department believes this will ensure that the six subway stations are accessible to the riding public and will increase the value of land surrounding them.

The DOTr said, investments that the government would generate from the stations that will be installed on government properties will be used to repay the very loan that is now being used in funding the construction of the subway itself.

The department also sees other government programs and services benefiting from the projected investments.

Discussions are now underway for the acquisition of government lands for the building of the stations.

The government properties where the subway stations will be built are as follows:

  • North Avenue Station (inside Veterans Memorial Center Golf Course)
  • Quezon Avenue Station (along EDSA in front of Manila Seedlings Bank)
  • Katipunan Station (inside Camp Aguinaldo)
  • Lawton East Station (inside National Mapping and Resource Information Authority property)
  • Lawton West Station (inside Bases Conversion and Development Authority property)
  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Station (Terminal 3)

The 36-kilometer Metro Manila Subway will have 15 stations from Quirino Highway in Quezon City to NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City and FTI in Taguig City, in which travel time is estimated to be reduced to only 30 minutes.

The groundbreaking of the country’s first underground railway system was held last February 27.  It is expected to be on partial operations in 2022 and to become fully operational by 2025. – Maris Federez

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DOTr eyes Feb. 27 launch of Metro Manila subway

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, 22 February 2019 07:07 AM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade inspecting components of the tunnel-boring machines that will be used in the construction of the Metro Manila Subway | Courtesy: Department of Transportation Facebook page

The Department of Transportation is eyeing the groundbreaking of the Metro Manila Subway system on February 27, 2019.

The DOTr announced the groundbreaking date while Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and other transportation officials are currently in Japan to inspect equipment and finalize the details of the project.

The Department aims to have the first three stations of the Metro Manila Subway — Quirino Highway, Tandang Sora and North Avenue — partially operational in 2022 and the remaining stations fully operational by 2025.

It will be connected to the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line 1 and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line 3 and 7 through a common station,

Overall, the multi-billion peso Subway System will have fifteen (15) stations from Quirino Highway to FTI and Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 in Pasay City.

The Metro Manila Subway System project outlines a program toward 2030 for sustainable development for Central Luzon, Calabarzon and National Capital Regions that would require P2.61 trillion in investment.

The project groundbreaking was initially scheduled in December 2018 but was later moved to February due to the scheduling issues of parties involved, according to Tugade. – Robie de Guzman

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DOTr to LTFRB: Intensify crackdown vs. Angkas drivers

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has tasked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to intensify its campaign against motorcycle-ride hailing app, Angkas drivers who continue to operate.

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the transportation department has followed the injuction released by the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court in favor of Angkas in the past, so now, the secretary insisted that Angkas must follow the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court, which is based on the decision of the Mandaluyong RTC.

The secretary said that the department will enforce the law against colorum bikers. — UNTV News & Rescue

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