July 07, 2017

Korail wins Manila metro consultancy contract

Written by  Andy Tebay
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Artist's impression of a Line MRT-7 train. Artist's impression of a Line MRT-7 train.

KOREA’s national train operator Korail has be awarded a Won 5bn ($US 4.3m) consultancy contract for Manila metro Line MRT-7 from San Miguel Holdings’ subsidiary Universal LRT, which is implementing the project.

Korail will oversee construction of the 22.8km 14-station line from Quezon City to Bulacan and production of 108 trains by Hyundai-Rotem which are due to be completed in 2019 in time for the opening of the line in April 2020. Hyundai-Rotem is also responsible for signalling, communications, and power supply.

This is Korail’s second consultancy contract for Line MRT-7 as it has been assisting with the design of the line since last year.

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