LRT-1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 Project: On Track for Commuter Convenience

By: Phinalope Chandumal
LRT 1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 Project On Track for Commuter Convenience

The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), is making huge progress in fulfilling its commitment to enhancing the everyday commute experience for all in Metro Manila’s southern region with the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 Project. As of the first half of 2023, the project has already achieved an overall progress rate of 88%.

History of LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project

The concept of extending the LRT-1 line towards Cavite was initially explored by the government and transportation authorities in the early 2000s. During that time, it was necessary to assess the viability and potential benefits of the extension project of the light rail transit line.

Moving forward to 2014 – the DOTC awarded the concession for the operation and maintenance of the existing LRT-1 system and the construction of the Cavite Extension to the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), then after undergoing necessary approvals that were set in place, the construction on the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 Project commenced in the following years.

This extension project involved the construction of new stations and infrastructures, as well as upgrades to the already existing facilities, which also required extra coordination with various stakeholders and local government units.

Since then, the project has been observed to continuously progress, with significant milestones achieved as of the first half of the year. In accordance with LRMC, the overall progress rate reached 88% during this period. The key stations (that are further discussed below) include Redemptorist Station, MIA Station, Asia World Station, Ninoy Aquino Station, and Dr. Santos Station, with a record completion rate ranging from 54.6% to 71.1%.

The project remains on track for completion by the fourth quarter of 2024. Upon its completion, it is expected to provide enhanced transportation options for residents and commuters in Cavite and the southern part of Metro Manila, contributing to the region’s economic development and improving the overall quality of life for its residents.

Stations in Development

Stations in Development

Phase 1 of the extension project spans 6.7 kilometers out of the 11km extension project and includes five stations, each at varying stages of development. These stations are set to cater to the needs of thousands of commuters and play a vital role in alleviating transportation challenges in the area.

Redemptorist Station

Redemptorist Station, located southbound after the existing Baclaran Station, has made considerable progress with a completion rate of 59.8% as of June 2023. The installation of the roof sheeting and escalators stands as a significant achievement during the reporting period, ensuring the station’s rapid advancement.

MIA Station

As the station nearest to the airport, the MIA Station holds great importance for travelers and commuters alike. As of June 2023, it has attained a completion rate of 66.8%. Notable developments include the installation of roof sheeting and a fire pump, bringing it one step closer to being operational.

Asia World Station

The Asia World Station will provide a convenient transfer point for commuters connecting to other modes of transportation, particularly the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX). As of June 2023, it has reached a completion rate of 54.6%. The footbridge steelwork erection signifies progress and promises seamless commuting experiences in the future.

Ninoy Aquino Station

With a completion rate of 59.3% as of June 2023, Ninoy Aquino Station is well on its way to becoming a crucial stop for travelers and residents alike. Noteworthy achievements during the reporting period include roof guttering, the architectural builder works, equipment installation at technical rooms, louver installation, and septic tank construction on the north side.


Dr. Santos Station

Dr. Santos Station, the final station in Phase 1 of the project, has registered a completion rate of 71.1% as of June 2023. The installation of the fire pump, transformer, and escalator during the reporting period indicates substantial progress toward its completion.

Towards Future Completion

The impressive overall progress rate of 88% in the first half of 2023 reflects the commitment and efficiency of LRMC and its partners. The combined efforts in design, construction, testing, and commissioning have geared the project toward its eventual completion. With the current momentum, LRMC remains optimistic about finishing the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 Project by the fourth quarter of 2024.

Increased Accessibility for Crown Asia’s Cavite Projects


The successful completion of the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 Project will have a profound impact on the daily lives of commuters in Metro Manila’s southern part, while also being of huge convenience for Crown Asia’s homeowners that reside in their horizontal projects that are located in Cavite, namely: Vita Toscana, Ponticelli, Citta Italia, Carmel, and Vivace.

By the extension of the LRT-1 line, it offers enhanced connectivity, reduced travel times, and more convenient transportation options for not only commuters but for homeowners that also travel to and from the area. Having this efficient and comfortable journey makes it easier to traverse the bustling metropolis.

Crown Asia offers a perfect match for homebuyers seeking convenience and comfort, especially with the upcoming LRT-1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 Project.

The projects that are located in close proximity to this public transportation, tend to be more attractive to homebuyers and investors in terms of their potential enhanced property value. The increase in demand for a home that has spaces that are readily made available to you plus its added prioritization of convenience, sits perfectly with Crown Asia’s- Ready for Occupancy homes that are within reach of this LRT project.

These ready-for-occupancy homes are ready for life. It is a place where each home was carefully curated, designed, and constructed. This allows homebuyers to move in with ease and start creating memories immediately. No more waiting for long construction periods or worrying about any delays. Each property is a reflection of Crown Asia’s commitment to providing high-quality living spaces.

It is a game-changer as this extension project also complements the modern lifestyle that these projects also aim to offer to their investors, providing an efficient and reliable transportation option.

Overall, the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 Project is a testament to the dedication and hard work of LRMC and its contractors. With significant overall progress of 88% in the first half of 2023, the project is well on track to become an essential addition to Metro Manila’s transportation system. As the completion date approaches, the dream of a more connected and commuter-friendly southern region of Metro Manila, becoming a reality by upgrading the commuter experience is poised to leave a lasting impact on the city’s transportation landscape, benefiting countless passengers and residents within the area for the years to come.

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