Ayala-MPIC JV taps Australian firm for LRT1 upgrade
Light Rail Manila Corp. has inked a P450 million contract with Voith Digital Solutions Australia GmBH and Co KH for the rehabilitation of the trains of Light Rail Transit Line 1.
LRMC president Juan F. Alfonso said Voith will be re-engineering 24 generation 2 light rail vehicles (LRVs) over the next two years of six train sets.
Alfonso said the rehabilitation of the 24 LRVs would boost capacity, effectively reducin queueing time
The project will be the first overhaul of the generation 2 fleet system since the government bought these trains from Hyundai and Adtranz Sweden in 1999.
The current fleet of LRT-1 includes 51 generation-1 LRVs bought in 1984, eight generation-2 LRVs bought in 1999, and 44 generation-3 LRVs bought in 2007.
Last month, the Department of Transportation signed the procurement of 120 new LRVs for delivery in 2020.