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Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 6

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The Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 6 or Line 6 of the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 (Line 1 Extension), was a proposed rapid transit line planned to link the suburban city of Dasmariñas to the future Manila Line 1 extension at Niog station in Bacoor. Its path would have run along a north-south axis over a length of 19 kilometres (12 mi). Its proposed right-of-way alignment is along Aguinaldo Highway from Niog in Bacoor to Governor's Drive in Dasmariñas.[2]

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Overview
TypeRapid transit
SystemManila Light Rail Transit System
StatusCancelled[1]
LocaleCavite
TerminiTirona
Governor's Drive
Stations6
Services1
Daily ridership200,000 (est.)
Operation
OpenedTBA
OwnerLight Rail Transit Authority
Operator(s)TBA
Technical
Line length19 km
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationOverhead line
Route map

Niog
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Tirona
Imus
Daang Hari
Salitran
Congressional Avenue
Dasmariñas Depot
Governor's Drive

The project would have cost an estimated PHP64 billion or US$1.42 billion.[2] It was approved by the Investment Coordination Committee–Cabinet Committee (ICC-CABCOM) of the National Economic and Development Authority last April 2015 as a public–private partnership project.[3] If completed, it was expected to significantly reduce the volume of vehicular traffic in the Cavite area and improve passenger mobility in the southern parts of the metropolis.

DOTr shelved the project indefinitely in September 2018, citing issues such as right-of-way and congestion in Aguinaldo Highway.[4]

Proposed stationsEdit

The project involves 7 elevated stations along Aguinaldo Highway (listed from north to south):

Name Structure Type Transfers Location
Niog Elevated Line 1 Bacoor, Cavite
Tirona Elevated none
Imus Elevated Imus, Cavite
Daang Hari Elevated
Salitran Elevated Dasmariñas, Cavite
Congressional Avenue Elevated
Governor's Drive Elevated

Rolling StockEdit

The trains used isn't specified further but are articulated electric multiple units arranged into 4 car train sets. The cars are powered by a 750 volt overhead catenary line through a pantograph. Each car has 4 Double leaf, plug-sliding doors on each side.[5]

Modified Line 6 ProposalEdit

In 2017, a private consortium submitted an unsolicited proposal to construct, operate and maintain a modified Line 6 mass transit route in the Calabarzon region. [6]. As of 2/2019, it is under consideration and endorsement by the government.[7] As submitted, the modified Line 6 is composed of possibly 5 branches of the rail route:

  • 6A - the main line from the Niog station of Line 1 extension to Dasmariñas, but with a different alignment. As the original Line 6 route was through Aguinaldo Highway, this proposed route runs through Molino-Paliparan Road (now Bacoor-Dasmariñas National Road); length 23.5 km
  • 6B - from the NAIA Terminal 1&2 station to Bacoor; length 16 km
  • 6C - from Sucat station along Sucat Road (Dr. A. Santos Avenue) to the eastern end at the PNR Sucat station; length 7.7 km
  • Alabang-Zapote LRT line - length of 5 km along the Alabang-Zapote Road, from Marcos Alvarez Ave to the Starmall Alabang terminal
  • 6D - the final phase of the line which will extend 6A from Dasmariñas to the ultimate terminus in Tagaytay.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bid Bulletin". DOTr. September 20, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "LRT Line 6 Project Construction, Operation and Maintenance". Public–Private Partnership Center. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  3. ^ "LRT Line 6 gets 'conditional' OK from ICC-CABCOM". BusinessWorld. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Bid Bulletin". DOTr. September 20, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  5. ^ https://dotr.gov.ph/images/PPP/2015/LRT6/ProjectInfoMemorandum_LRT6_FINAL.pdf
  6. ^ http://eia.emb.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/LRT-Line-6-PD-for-Scoping.v2.pdf
  7. ^ https://ppp.gov.ph/ppp_projects/modified-lrt-6-project/
  8. ^ http://eia.emb.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/LRT-Line-6-PD-for-Scoping.v2.pdf