LRT-1 Cavite Extension Operations to Start in 2024

LRT1 Cavite Extension

Residents of Cavite will soon be able to commute directly to Metro Manila as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has already set the schedule for the opening of the LRT-1 Extension Project.

Being surrounded by neighboring provinces in the CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) region and in close proximity to the National Capital Region (NCR), Cavite has its advantages in terms of economic development. Specifically, it is located in the south of Manila Bay and southwest of Metro Manila, making it a strategic location for affordable house and lot developments and a hotspot for people to relocate.

Cavite has 7 districts, 23 cities and municipalities, and 829 barangays with an estimated population of 4,344,829 people. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO), Cavite is the most populous province and fastest-growing population in the country.

Since the population rises every year, housing remedies must be made available to everyone. Bria Homes saw this potential and have been progressive with its mass housing projects across the province and other key locations.

In line with this, Caviteños have been greatly affected by industrialization. Improvements in transport infrastructure have made the province more accessible and have also increased real estate prices in the area. The most recent is the Light Railway Transit-1 (LRT-1) Cavite Extension, which aims to provide fast and safe journeys for suburban residents who commute daily to Metro Manila.

LRT-1 Cavite Extension

The P65-billion LRT-1 Cavite Extension is a joint endeavor by the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA).

The LMRC released a statement with GMA News regarding the first phase of the project, being 73 percent complete as of August 2022. The railway is expected to start partial operations in the first quarter of 2024 and the projected completion is by late 2023 or early 2025.

This 11.7-kilometer project covers five stations, namely Dr. Santos in Parañaque, Ninoy Aquino, PITX Asiaworld, MIA, and the Redemptorist Church in Baclaran.

LMRC expressed their optimism after the completion of the LRT-1 Cavite Extension phase 1 viaduct. A special engineering method was used to allow faster execution and minimal effect on ground-level traffic, which is a first for the Philippines.

The electromechanical works and construction of the stations are now in progress. This includes the installation of the electrical system, the laying of rail tracks, and the construction of the remaining three stations that are scheduled for completion this 2022.

The Long Journey for LRT-1

LRMC, the elevated railway operator, assumed the LRT-1 operations in 2015. They have invested almost P25 billion in the rehabilitation of the existing system and the LRT-1 extension update.

Recently, the LRT-1 upgraded to a new signaling system that facilitates the commercial use of the 4th generation trainsets and the connection of the existing line to the future system. There are sixteen new trainsets with each having a capacity of about 1,400 people. Before being deployed, the DOTr plans to conduct trial runs by 2023.

This project is now 22 years in the making, as it was first approved by the National Economic and Development Authority Investment Coordination Committee (NEDA ICC) in 2000.

Congress gave its first budget for the right-of-way acquisition in 2007, however, in June 2016, not a single train has been ordered and nothing was built. Additionally, the required right-of-way has not been certified by the project’s independent consultant and was at a dismal status.

On September 2019, it was given a “free and clear” certification, the actual construction was started, and the unresolved issues were addressed by the LMRC, DOTr, and LRTA.

Commuting from Cavite to Metro Manila

In simplest terms, the LRT-1 extension update is from the existing Baclaran station to the Niyog Station in Bacoor, Cavite, which extends the system to 32.4 kilometers. Once completed, it will reduce the travel time between Baclaran and Bacoor, Cavite from 1 hour and 10 minutes to only 25 minutes. It will also increase the passenger capacity from 500,000 to 800,000 daily.

This project will not only benefit residents from Cavite but also those from Southern Metro Manila and nearby areas. It is expected that future stations will also be integrated and connected with public transport terminals. Apart from the LRT-1 Cavite Extension, other existing infrastructures that connect Cavite to the rest of Luzon, include the Metro Star Ferry, Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex), Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCx), Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx), the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) connector road.

Invest in a Bria Homes House and Lot in Cavite

Cavite is an attractive opportunity for families and individuals who prefer to live outside the metropolis or want to establish a business within driving distance of NCR. Therefore, investing in a real estate property in Cavite is your next best move. Take advantage of the new transport infrastructure coming in 2024 and the appreciation of property values that come with it.

Finding your perfect home in Cavite is easier with Bria Homes, with its wide range of quality and affordable house and lots and condominium units. Your home of choice can be located in Trece Martires City and General Trias City, Cavite. The following are the available house and lot packages in Cavite with prices that vary depending on the project location.

  • Elena Rowhouse

For independent millennials, young professionals, and starting families, the Elena Rowhouse can be your next investment. This is a smart-spaced bungalow house with a 22 sqm house area and a minimum lot area of 36 sqm. It is practical and eye-catching, alongside a modern design that new generations can prefer. You can get this dream home for as low as Php3,034 per month through a PAG-IBIG housing loan.

Are you looking for a two-storey house for your family? The Bettina Townhouse is the perfect option for you! It has a 44 sqm house area, a 36 sqm lot area, and a carport area for those who own a vehicle. All these features are included in the package: tiled flooring, ceiling, room partitions, bathroom fixtures, and a painted house interior and exterior. The monthly amortization amount to Php6,205 is readily available through a PAG-IBIG fund.  

  • Alecza Single Firewall

Are you looking for a spacious area as a key element in your housing selection? The Alecza Single Firewall has all that to offer in its 36 sqm house area and 81 sqm lot area. It can be a single firewall or a duplex unit that comes with a carport. It also includes the fixtures stated in the Bettina Townhouse package. Avail this house and lot for your growing family for as low as Php8,155 monthly through a PAG-IBIG fund.

Trece Martires and General Trias are first-class cities in terms of real estate, convenience, and living a comfortable life in a Bria Homes community. The province offers endless employment and business opportunities, which is ideal for anyone who is starting a career or business enterprise.

Accessibility is not a question. Bria Homes Trece Martires and General Trias are nearby major commercial establishments and infrastructures. Schools and universities are also found near the city, such as the Lyceum of The Philippines – Cavite and De La Salle University – Dasmariñas.

These existing and upcoming transportation networks as well as housing projects provide Caviteños easy access to business, leisure, and tourism activities that are not as crowded as the metro. Contact our consultants today and inquire about your future home in Cavite.

Written by Gianne D. Inumerable