LRMC completes upgrade of LRT-1 signalling system

LRT-1 private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) is set to deliver a faster and more reliable railway as it has successfully upgraded its signalling system to Alstom after a series of test runs and trial runs happened last 28 November 2021, 23 January 2022, and 30 January 2022.

LRT-1 adopts advanced communication and modern technology to continuously control and monitor the operation of its trains. The upgrading of signalling system will allow to improve capacity and performance across the line, enabling more trains with better connections and greater reliability.

Moreover, the new signalling system along the existing line – Baclaran to Balintawak Station – will facilitate the testing, commissioning, and operation for revenue service of the 4th Generation train sets, which is targeted to start in mid-2022.

“We are happy to inform you that we have reached another milestone at LRMC as we have successfully migrated to the new Alstom signalling system. We have carefully planned these works to also improve the total traffic control system of LRT-1 while the operation was suspended on three (3) Sundays. We would like to thank our passengers for their understanding and patience as this initiative will surely result to a more modern and reliable system at LRT-1,” said Enrico R. Benipayo, LRMC Chief Operating Officer.

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LRMC is a joint venture company of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation’s Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation (MPLRC), Ayala Corporation’s AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (AC Infra), and the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure’s Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) PTE Ltd. (MIHPL). It assumed operations and maintenance of LRT-1 in September 2015 through a PHP 65-billion 32-year concession agreement with the Department of Transportation and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA). LRT-1 is Metro Manila’s ISO-certified train system.

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