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The LRT Line 1 Capacity Expansion Project (Phase I)  

 
n Background

 

 

 

Metro Manila's first light rail transit line which commenced commercial operations on December 1, 1984 continues to provide safe, fast, and reliable transportation services along its Taft-Rizal corridor. Since 1989, its ridership level has gone beyond its original capacity.

 

 

n Description
 
Due to increased ridership patronage for Line 1, this project was conceptualized with the primary objective of expanding the LRT Line 1 capacity by 50 percent from a nominal carrying capacity of 18,000 passengers per peak-hour per direction to 27,000 or 235,000 additional commuters to be carried by the system daily upon project implementation.
 

This objective was achieved through the procurement of seven new, air-conditioned 4-car trains and the transformation of the existing 2-car trains to 3-car trains with corresponding modifications to the existing vehicles, systems, facilities, and structures to support the operation of the expanded system.

 

 

n Comparative Technical Characteristics of the LRT Line 1 Rolling Stocks
 

Rolling Stock

Old Fleet

(2-car train)

Transformed Train

(3-car train)

New Fleet

(4-car train)

Car-type

8-axle (4 bogie) rigid body

8-axle (4 bogie) rigid body

6-axle (3 bogie) rigid body

Car-size

2.5m wide;

29.28m long

2.5m wide;

29.28m long

2.59 wide;

26-26.5m long

Train Length

(2-car) 59.59m

(3-car) 89.37m

(4-car) 105.7m

Articulation

double

double

single

Capacity

748 passengers

1,122 passengers

1,350 passengers

Doors

plug-type;

5-doors/ side

plug-type;

5-doors/ side

interior sliding type;

4-doors/side

Traction System

DC induction mono-motor

DC induction mono-motor

AC induction mono-motor

Traction Power

750dc OCS; pantograph power connection

750dc OCS;

pantograph power connection

750dc OCS;

pantograph power connection

Carbody shell

BI Sheet

BI Sheet

Stainless Steel

Ventilation

Forced ventilation

Forced ventilation

air-conditioned; roof-mounted duct type; 2 units/ car

 

 

n Status

 

The project was completed in 1999.

 

 

n For more information

 

Please contact:

ENGR. EVANGELINE M. RAZON

Project Manager

Tel. # +63(2)854-0456 or at

Tel. # +63(2)853-0042 local 8321

 

 

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