LRMC welcomes new LRT-1 Generation-4 trains

Private operator of LRT-1 Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), has announced that the first of its Generation-4 (Gen-4) train sets arrived in the Philippines last 18 January 2021. It was formally launched to the public on 26 January 2021 at the Manila Harbor Center in an unveiling ceremony attended by distinguished guests from both the private and public sectors.

The state-of-the-art passenger train sets measure 106 meters in length and 2.59 meters in width, with maximum design speeds of up to 70 kph. Each train set consists of 4 light rail vehicles (LRVs) and can accommodate over 1,300 passengers per trip. The 4th Gen LRVs have destination signs to inform passengers if the trains heading north or south. Inside, the driver station features a modern design, and there is monitor that shows the temperature inside each LRV. The new train set is PWD-friendly with special areas for wheelchairs.

The planning and design of the 4th Generation Light Rail Vehicles for LRT-1 began in 2018. Spanish railway vehicle company, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) started the production of 30 train sets in Spain and Mexico in 2019 through a tender spearheaded by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

In his keynote message, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said “This project is starting to bear fruit and be a reality that all of us can be truly, truly proud of. Today, the trains are starting to come and every quarter they will come. And by May of 2022, we would have met the delivery of 30 train sets. The Duterte administration is making sure that the promises made 19 years ago will materialize, will certainly materialize, and will truly materialize.”

“Today, that is what we are gathering for – telling the people ito na yung tren, ito na yung proyekto. Yung duda at agam-agam, palitan niyo ng dasal at suporta upang kayo ay kaisa at katulong natin upang mabigyan ng katotohanan ang proyektong ito. We will continue to make our commitment stronger than ever before that we are all mandated to make the Filipino life comfortable,” DOTr Secretary Tugade shared.

The train sets will arrive in batches, with at least 1 train set arriving every month until May 2022. The trains will each have to undergo safety checks, inspections, and required test runs with minimum kilometers and acceptance tests before being deployed for revenue operations.

LRMC President and CEO Juan Alfonso shared the project brief and updates on the ongoing LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project in the same unveiling ceremony. “LRMC is honored to be working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) in planning and preparing for this much-awaited milestone for LRT-1. Today is an excellent showcase of how a strong partnership between the public and private sectors can benefit our Filipino commuters. Through our work in upgrading the LRT-1 system, we hope to make a difference in what we do and contribute to making our country better for the next generation.”

“We live in an exciting time for our railway industry. We have to sustain this momentum, and continue building for future growth,” Mr. Alfonso added.

Since the start of the civil works in September 2019, the project completion rate has already reached 50%. To date, bored piling works have been started at the Redemptorist and City of Dreams areas. The following have also been completed: 100% of Dr. Santos station foundation, 80% of MIA Station foundation, 50% of bored piling works, 30% of pier column installation. Bored piling works are also ongoing along Paranaque River. We have casted 28% of the pi-girders and launched 10.34% of the pi-girders.

The 11.7-kilometer LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project is expected to service and benefit 800,000 passengers daily by cutting down the travel time between Baclaran and Bacoor from 1 hour and 10 minutes to just about 25 minutes. Total travel time for the full line from Quezon City to Cavite will take about 70 minutes.

For more updates and info on the LRT-1, follow LRMC on Facebook at, Twitter at @officialLRT1. Stay safe by going cashless on the LRT-1 with beep cards, and download the ikotMNL mobile app for free on Google Play and App Store to plan your trips.




62 thoughts on “LRMC welcomes new LRT-1 Generation-4 trains
  1. Hey! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us beneficial information to
    work on. You have done a outstanding job!

  2. Very good blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed ..
    Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!

  3. Hey there I am so thrilled I found your website, I really found
    you by error, while I was browsing on Aol for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say
    thank you for a tremendous post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the moment
    but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read
    much more, Please do keep up the superb jo.

  4. Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your content seem to be
    running off the screen in Safari. I’m not sure if this is a formatting
    issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought I’d post
    to let you know. The layout look great though!
    Hope you get the issue solved soon. Cheers

  5. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all
    is required to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like
    yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% positive.
    Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  6. I absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be exactly what I’m looking for.
    Does one offer guest writers to write content to suit
    your needs? I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on a number of the subjects
    you write with regards to here. Again, awesome blog!

  7. It’s perfect time to make some plans for the longer term and it
    is time to be happy. I’ve read this put up and if I could I desire to counsel you few fascinating issues or suggestions.
    Maybe you could write subsequent articles regarding this article.

    I wish to learn even more issues about it!

  8. Undeniably consider that that you said. Your favourite reason seemed to be
    at the web the easiest thing to take into account of.
    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed whilst people consider worries that they plainly don’t realize about.
    You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest and outlined out the entire thing without having side-effects ,
    other people could take a signal. Will likely be again to get more.

  9. Hey would you mind stating which blog platform
    you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time
    selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design seems
    different then most blogs and I’m looking for something
    completely unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had
    to ask!

  10. I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I come across
    a blog that’s both equally educative and entertaining,
    and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head.
    The problem is something too few people are speaking intelligently about.
    I am very happy that I found this in my hunt for something concerning this.

  11. With havin so much content do you ever run into any
    problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a lot of
    exclusive content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a
    lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my authorization. Do you know any ways to help stop content from being stolen? I’d truly appreciate it.

  12. I’m really inspired along with your writing abilities as well as with the format
    for your weblog. Is this a paid topic or did you modify it your self?
    Either way stay up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like
    this one nowadays..

  13. Usually I don’t read post on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up
    very forced me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me.
    Thank you, very great article.

  14. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all
    is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% sure. Any suggestions
    or advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers

  15. You’ve made some really good points there. I checked on the web for additional information about the issue and found
    most people will go along with your views on this site.

  16. Excellent blog you have here.. It’s difficult to find good quality writing like yours
    nowadays. I truly appreciate individuals like you!
    Take care!!

  17. I got this website from my friend who informed me concerning this site and at the moment this time I am browsing this web page and reading very informative posts
    at this time.

  18. you’re in point of fact a excellent webmaster. The website loading
    velocity is incredible. It kind of feels that you’re doing any
    unique trick. In addition, The contents are masterpiece.
    you have performed a excellent process on this matter!

  19. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew
    of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like
    this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog
    and I look forward to your new updates.

  20. Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this blog.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s difficult to get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual
    appeal. I must say that you’ve done a very good job with
    this. In addition, the blog loads extremely quick for me on Opera.

    Exceptional Blog!

  21. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you
    relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

  22. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site offered us with valuable information to work on. You’ve performed a
    formidable task and our entire community will likely be
    grateful to you.

  23. hey there and thank you for your information – I have certainly picked up anything new from right here.
    I did however expertise some technical points using this site, since I experienced to reload the web site lots
    of times previous to I could get it to load correctly.

    I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK?
    Not that I’m complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and can damage your
    high quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords.
    Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out
    for a lot more of your respective exciting content.

    Make sure you update this again soon.

  24. Howdy are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m
    trying to get started and create my own. Do you require any coding expertise to
    make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!

  25. I don’t even know how I finished up here, however I believed this post used to be great.

    I don’t understand who you might be but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger should you are not
    already. Cheers!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *