Extension of the metro network to relieve Manila's congestion

Manila / Philippines

Client: Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC)
Construction: Bouygues Travaux Publics and Alstom Transport

A major project to upgrade and extend the Manila metro system in the Philippines has been under way for the last few months. The current line 1 of the Manila metro, launched in 1984, serves the city on a north-south axis. It is to be extended along Manila Bay towards Cavite to the south. Currently 20 km long and comprising twenty stations, it will be extended by 6,6 km of elevated track and have five new stations. The city of Manila has 16 million inhabitants and just three metro lines. The project will help to reduce congestion in the city, cutting the number of traffic jams as well as transportation times.

Le North-South Commuter Railway

Also in the Philippines, work is under way on a 16-kilometre rail viaduct for an essential new transport line: the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR), a new 148 km line connecting New Clark City in the province of Tarlac to the city of Calama in the province of Laguna. Our subsidiary VSL will be responsible for constructing and erecting the 4,800 bridge segments. Works will involve up to 500 employees. A major project in the Philippines, NSCR will provide connectivity that is essential for the country’s economic and social development.


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