The second rail transit line, better known as the "MEGATREN" is a 13.8
km. mass rail transit line that passes through five (5) cities in the
metropolis namely Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City, San Juan and Manila.
The MEGATREN is the much-awaited answer to the clamor for a
convenient, fast, safe and reliable means of transportation across Metro
Manila. The transit extends from Santolan, Pasig in the east, to Doroteo
Jose, Manila in the west. It has 11 stations, one of which is the
Katipunan Station, the only underground station of Line 2. The trains
are fully air-conditioned to give passengers more comfort in travelling.
Expansion of this line is available in the future and could go as far as
the North Harbor in the west and Masinag and Cogeo in the east.
Megatren attracts a considerable share of the
riding public who are currently using vehicular transport along this
high volume but slow moving transport corridor resulting to less
traffic congestion on roads, reduction in air pollution, a cleaner
environment, lesser travelling time, and therefore,
greater economic benefits and a
higher quality of life for passengers. The ease and convenience for a
large numbers of commuters to access the stations
also produces commercial,
retail, and office development opportunities that contribute to faster
is divided into four (4) contract packages:
Package 4 - Systems, Vehicles and
This package includes
the supply of the rolling stocks, the power supply and distribution system, signaling
system comprising of Automatic Train Control (ATC), telecommunications
system, the automated fare collection system, trackworks,
coordination and quality control/assurance, and system integration.