By Glen S. Ramos
MANILA — Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur M. Tugade today (Thursday, 02 Sept. 2021) announced that the first batch of trains for the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7) are set to arrive this week.
The first batch of trains will consist six (6) train cars (two trainsets) and were procured from Hyundai ROTEM Company in South Korea.
The MRT-7 Project is a 22-km railway project that aims to reduce travel time from North Avenue in Quezon City and San Jose del Monte in Bulacan from the current 2-3 hours to just 35 minutes.
It has 14 stations and can accommodate up to 525,000 to 850,000 passengers daily
The MRT-7 construction activities are ongoing on the guideway and stations as well as the electronic and mechanical works.
The Unsolicited Proposal for the MRT-7 was first submitted to the then DOTC in 2001. The Concession Agreement was signed in 2008, groundbreaking activity was held in April 2016, while the actual construction started in August 2016. (ai/mtvn)