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LRT Extension is Coming to Cavite


The LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension Project

DOTC Extends Deadline for P60-B LRT Project


MANILA, Philippines – The Aquino administration is giving interested bidders in the proposed P60 billion Light Rail Transit extension to Cavite more time to prepare their bids as the deadline for the bidding has been extended by a month. In a special bid bulletin, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has moved the deadline for the submission of qualification documents to September 28 instead of the original schedule of August 22.


“In response to the request of several prospective bidders for more time to prepare the qualification documents and in light of the recent revisions to the instructions to prospective bidders, the qualification documents submission date is extended to September 28,” the DOTC said.


The Cavite extension project would increase the span of Line 1 from 20.7 kilometers to 32.4 kilometers and will have a new south endpoint in Niog, Bacoor, Cavite. The extension includes eight stations (with provision for two future stations), 10.5 kilometers of viaduct, support beams, and 3 intermodal facilities.


Approximately 10.5 kilometers of the Cavite extension system would be elevated and 1.2 kilometers would be at grade level. The government has set aside P30 billion to acquire up to 39 new Light Rail Vehicles for this project.


The extension would open up the Line 1 services to the nearly four million residents of Parañaque, Las Piñas, and the Province of Cavite.



Expert Advice: Convenience


Extension of the existing 20.7kms LRT Line 1 by approximately 11.7kms from Baclaran to Bacoor.


Expected Date of Award/ Effectivity December 2012
Start of Construction (Phase 1) April 2013
Start of Construction (Phase 2) April 2015
Commissioning Phase 1(Baclaran to Dr. Santos Ave. Station) May 2015
Commissioning Phase 2(Dr. Santos Ave. Station to Niyog Station) May 2017


LRT Line 1 Extension from Baclaran to Bacoor will provide convenience for the commuters living in Cavite and nearby areas. Travel time will also be cut short by the transport system.


LRT Line 1 Extension from Baclaran to Bacoor will help decongest the traffic stricken Emilio Aguinaldo Highway.


LRT Line 1 Extension from Baclaran to Bacoor is near some of the house and lot being constructed within the Bacoor – Imus Cavite Area. Projects that will benefit are the following: Lancaster Estates, Bellefort Estates, Ridgecrest Subdivision and Antel Grand Village.
STATUS OF THE PROJECT (as of  May 28, 2014)

The consortium of Ayala Corporation, Metro Pacific Investments Corp., and Macquarie Group Ltd. was the only group who submitted a bid last May 28, 2014. The bid will be reviewed to check if it conforms with bidding rules. According to Transportation Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo Lotilla, a decision could be announced by next month (June 2014).

Definitely, if they will be able to connect Cavite to the LRT and MRT system, It’s logical that property prices in Cavite will improve.



Johnny Chua

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