First trainsets for MRT-7 project installed

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) — The first trainsets for the Metro Rail Transit-7 project were unloaded and installed by San Miguel Corporation on Saturday, the company has announced.

These are the first of six trainsets expected to arrive by end of the year, the statement added.

Two train sets consisting of three cars each were dispatched to the MRT-7 tracks between University Avenue and Tandang Sora, after clearing customs at the Port of Manila.

The second batch of train cars was set to be mounted on Sept. 12.

The project is currently at 55.3% completion, SMC president Ramon S. Ang said.

"SMC is the concession-holder for the project and is fully-funding construction of the 22-kilometer mass transit system that links up with the MRT-3 and LRT-1 and extends from North Avenue in Quezon City to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan... MRT-7 aims to reduce travel time from Quezon City to Bulacan to just 35 minutes," said the statement.