February 19, 2021 By C! Magazine Staff

MRT-7 construction now at halfway point

As San Miguel Corporation continues to build game-changing infrastructure projects such as the Skyway 3, it is likewise hard at work completing its MRT-7 railway project that is now at the halfway mark.

The latest line of the Metro Rail Transit is now 54 percent complete and is slated for a December 2022 opening. SMC said that as of this month, around 6.2kms of the elevated section’s 13.5kms have been completed. The at-grade level, on the other hand, has 4.8kms of its total 6.9kms done, while 1.5kms of the tunnel section’s 1.9kms are already accounted for.

Still, there is a long way to go before the new line can be opened to the public. This April, for instance, Factory Acceptance Testing on the 6 trains or 18 cars will begin in South Korea. SMC ordered the trains from Hyundai Rotem, with Korea Railroad Corporation, as its adviser.

Should the trains pass the test, SMC will take delivery of the first batch of trains within the year. This wil be followed with a new batch every month until the 36 trains or 108 cars have been delivered.

Upon its completion, MRT-7 will ease travel from Quezon City to San Jose, Bulacan. Moreover, it will be connected to MRT-3 and LRT-1 to make traveling to and from Metro Manila much easier.

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