Some LRT coaches for rehabilitation
MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-four light rail vehicles (LRVs) of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1) will undergo rehabilitation before August.
This project will be the first overhaul of the propulsion system of generation 2 trains since its procurement in 1999.
The propulsion system is responsible for the train’s operation.
According to the operator of LRT-1, Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), commuters can expect better service after the mass rail system rehabilitation.
“Reliability is even higher. And they’re not only replacing ‘yung propulsion. Lahat ng system nito, air-conditioning, lahat, pati brake systems, talagang maayos,” said LRMC COO Engr. Rudy Chansuyco.
(Reliability is even higher. And they’re not only replacing the propulsion. All systems including air-conditioning, brake systems — everything.)
The management said passenger surge can reach up to 500,000 a day.
The rail operator ensured that passengers will not be affected by the two-year rehabilitation program.
“Well, rest assured walang dapat ipangamba yung mga passengers natin kasi ‘yung time table natin naka set na. Lahat naman ng kailangan ng time table, required number of trains, tumatakbo lahat ‘yan. Actually, may reserve pa tayo,” said the officer.
(Well, rest assured the passengers have nothing to worry because our time table has already been set. All the requirements of the time table, required number of trains, they’re all functioning. Actually, we even have reserves.)
The management allotted over P500,000-billion for the repair.
Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) signed last month the procurement of 120 new LRVs for delivery in 2020. — UNTV News & Rescue