Manila Metro Rail Transit System
Line 3 in 2019. It remains the only operational line in the system as of 2022.
Overview
OwnerGovernment of the Philippines
Area servedMetro Manila
Central Luzon
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines1 (operational)
2 (under construction)
8 (planned)
Number of stations13 (present)
145 (planned)
Operation
Began operationDecember 15, 1999 (3)
Operation will start2022 (7,  MMS )
2025 (5)
2028 (4)
Operator(s)Department of Transportation
Makati (5)
Rolling stockLine 3:
Class 3000 and Class 3100 light rail vehicles
Lines 5, 7, and 9:
Electric multiple units
Train lengthLines 3 and 7: 3 cars
Line 5: 6 cars[1]
Line 9: 8 cars
Technical
System length16.9 km (10.5 mi) (operational)
373 km (232 mi) (planned)
No. of tracksDouble-track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Minimum radius of curvatureLine 3:
370 m (1,210 ft) in mainline, 28 m (92 ft) in depot
Line 5:
300 m (330 yd)
ElectrificationLine 3:
750 V DC Overhead lines
Lines 5 and 9:
1,500 V DC overhead lines
Line 7:
750 V DC Third rail
Average speed40 km/h (25 mph)
Top speed80 km/h (50 mph)
System map

The Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRTS or MRT) is one of the two rapid transit systems serving Metro Manila in the Philippines along with the Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRTS). It originally began as a single line (Line 3) that was first opened in 1999 and became fully operational by the year 2000. Since then, most of the newly proposed rapid rail lines within Metro Manila that are not under the jurisdiction of the Light Rail Transit Authority is associated with the "MRT" brand. This includes the Metro Manila Subway (Line 9) and the elevated Line 7 which are being built as of January 2022.

Network

Main articles: MRT Line 3 (Metro Manila), MRT Line 4, MRT Line 7, and Metro Manila Subway

There is currently only one light metro/light rail line in operation but there are three heavy rail lines under construction. In recent years, there are proposals to extend the system. The system is intended to have seven lines as of 2019, with at least 49 stations across 124.4 kilometers (77.3 mi) of track. Until 2019, almost all proposed lines were given odd numbers.

Line number and color Opened Last extension Termini Stations Type Length
Line 3 December 15, 1999 (1999-12-15) North Avenue Taft Avenue 13 Light rail 16.9 km (10.5 mi)
Line 4[2] 2028[3] (projected) N. Domingo Taytay 11 Monorail 15.5 km (9.6 mi)
Makati Subway[4][5][6] 2025[7] (projected) Amorsolo Sampaguita 13 Heavy rail 11 km (6.8 mi)
Line 7[8][9] 2022[10] (projected) North Triangle Common Station San Jose del Monte 14 Heavy rail 22.8 km (14.2 mi)
Metro Manila Subway[11] 2026[12] (projected) East Valenzuela Bicutan 15 Heavy rail 36 km (22 mi)
Lines and stations in italics are either under construction, not yet operational, or have been closed.

Not included is MRT Line 7's proposed circumferential–radial network, as well as Lines 8, 10,[13][14][15] and 11.[16] These are still awaiting approval as of 2021.

Network map

References

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  2. ^ Flores, Mikhail Franz E. (June 16, 2015). "Major infrastructure projects lined up". BusinessWorld. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Camus, Miguel (October 4, 2021). "DOTr reveals MRT 4 will be a monorail project, targets full operations by 2028". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  4. ^ Magano, Louie (July 27, 2018). "The Makati Subway". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  5. ^ Lagrimas, Nicole-Anne C. (August 22, 2018). "Makati City, IRC consortium likely to break ground for subway project by year-end". GMA News Online. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
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  8. ^ Cruz, Neal. (November 14, 2007). "MRT 7 may end Metro traffic problems". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on June 28, 2009. Retrieved March 14, 2009.
  9. ^ "Marubeni to build $1B Philippine rail project". Inquirer.net. Agence France-Presse. May 15, 2012.
  10. ^ "MRT-7 more than 50% complete, set to open by Dec. 2022". CNN Philippines. February 19, 2021. Archived from the original on July 13, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
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  13. ^ de Vera, Ben O. (November 18, 2019). "Tycoons' unsolicited PPP projects bolster "Build, Build, Build"". Inquirer.net. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  14. ^ "C5 MRT 10 Project". Public-Private Partnership Center. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  15. ^ Ordinario, Cai (October 1, 2018). "NEDA reviews proposal for MRT 10, 2 other infrastructure projects". BusinessMirror. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  16. ^ "MRT-11 project". www.ppp.gov.ph. Public-Private Partnership Center. Retrieved October 31, 2020.