Light Rail Manila Corporation awarded Voith a contract for the modernisation of 27 light rail vehicles in Manila, with an option for other three vehicles.
The order contains the replacement of the traction and auxiliary inverters as well as the vehicle control systems of Manila’s second-generation of rail vehicles which were originally equipped in 1999. Voith will deliver, implement and commission the new equipment, which is based on modern technology and adapted to the specific requirements of the trains and the environmental conditions. The modernization will be performed from end of 2018 until 2020.
LRMC operates and maintains the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) in Manila, running from Roosevelt station in the north to Baclaran station in the south. Currently, the 20.7 kilometers LRT-1 system contains 20 stations, and more than 400,000 passengers use the LRT-1 service each day. There are plans to extend the line with eight more stations to the south.