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
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.
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.