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Manila Metro Rail Transit Line 7


The Manila Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) is a proposed rapid transit line in Metro Manila in the Philippines. If completed, the line would be 22.8 km long with 14 stations. The line has been projected running in a northeast direction, traversing Quezon City and a part of North Caloocan in Metro Manila before ending in the city of San Jose del Monte in Bulacan province.

The MRT-7 project will cost an estimated US$ 1.54 billion or PHP 62.7 billion.[1] Under the proposal, it will have a combined 44-km of road and rail transportation project from the Bocaue exit of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to the intersection of North Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). The 22-km, 6-lane asphalt road will connect the NLEX to the major transportation hub development in San Jose del Monte.

History

Universal LRT Corporation, which was composed of a consortium of the Tranzen Group, EEI Corporation and SM Prime Holdings and led by former Finance Secretary Roberto de Ocampo submitted an unsolicited proposal to the Philippine Department of Transportation in 2002. In June 2007, DOTC presented a Swiss Challenge in which four business firms submitted their counter proposal. In January 2008, DOTC announced that the ULC proposal emerged as winner and the contract was signed. San Miguel Corporation acquired a majority stake in Universal LRT Corporation (ULC) in October 2010.[2]

In May 2009, The Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) approved the MRT-7 project. Construction of MRT-7 should have commenced in January 2010, but has been postponed several times since then.[3]

In April 2015, San Miguel Corporation announced that it will begin construction of the MRT 7 by the middle of 2016.[4] It is expected to be completed by 2018.[1]

The proposed stations (listed south to north) are:
Station City
Quezon City
Tandang Sora
Don Antonio
Batasan
Manggahan
Doña Carmen
Regalado Highway
Mindanao Avenue
Quirino
Sacred Heart
Tala Caloocan
Araneta San Jose del Monte, Bulacan

See also

References

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