Construction of the MRT Line 7 project appears to be going full steam ahead. As we previously reported, the South Korean-made trainsets recently arrived and were subsequently installed in Quezon City.
San Miguel Corporation and Skyway head Ramon S. Ang has shared a sneak peek inside one of the new trainsets. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, RSA offered our first look at the trains produced by Hyundai Rotem.
The photo shows two trains covered in protective material. Inside, the bench seats were similarly covered in plastic. The conductor booth was also photographed, featuring an assortment of instrumentations and controls that all look pristine.
All in all, we think passengers won't be disappointed once they're allowed to board the new trainsets in December. In the same post, RSA reiterated that the MRT-7 project is currently at 55.3% completion. Most of the foundational work has been finished. Barring any further delays, the project looks set to welcome passengers before the end of the year.
More shipments are expected to arrive soon, as the MRT-7 project will benefit from a total of 36 trainsets or 108 cars. San Miguel is aiming to complete the project before the end of 2022.
Upon completion, the MRT-7 will help decongest traffic in some of Metro Manila's busiest roads. The railway will connect to the MRT-3 through the North Avenue station and reach as far as San Jose del Monte in Bulacan.
The MRT-7 currently has 22 planned stations. These include stops at North Triangle Common Station, Quezon Memorial, University Avenue, Tandang Sora, Don Antonio, Batasan, Mangganhan, Doña Carmen, Regalado, Mindanao Avenue, Quirino, Sacred Heart, Tala, and San Jose del Monte.
As the project is more than halfway done, motorists won't have to wait much longer to experience the conveniences of the MRT-7's state-of-the-art trainsets. The first passengers could be in for a treat this Christmas season.