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MPIC-Ayala group to complete LRT1 renovation end-2018

Light Rail Manila Corp., a joint venture between the Ayala Group and Metro Pacific Investments Corp., is looking to complete the P500-million rehabilitation program for LRT Line 1 by yearend.

Light Rail Manila Corp., a joint venture between the Ayala Group and Metro Pacific Investments Corp., is looking to complete the P500-million rehabilitation program for LRT Line 1 by yearend.

LMRMC president and CEO Juan Alfonso said the rail replacement was completed last January.

“The other works left are the rehabilitation of some of the trains. We?re constantly upgrading the trains,? Alfonso added.

The LRT Line 1 improvement program includes the physical upgrade of the stations to improve accessibility, safety and security of over 500,000 passengers daily.

Since the launch of the improved Doroteo Jose Station in 2016, LRMC has completed the improvements of five other stations: Pedro Gil, Gil Puyat, U.N. Avenue, R. Papa and Abad Santos.

Under the program, LED billboards, large format digital displays and video walls were installed.

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