LRT Line 2 Antipolo Station, Antipolo City, Rizal
July 1, 2021
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the inauguration of the long-awaited Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 East Extension Project at the newly built Antipolo Station in Antipolo City, Rizal.
The Chief Executive commended the Department of Transportation (DOTr), its private sector partners, as well as the engineers and laborers behind the completion of the four-kilometer extension of the existing LRT-2 System from Santolan, Pasig City to Masinag in Antipolo City, Rizal.
“Your efforts and determination show that our government stops at nothing to carry on with its mandate to serve the people’s interests no matter the circumstances,” he said.
The two (2) additional stations – Marikina Station, which is located in front of Robinsons Metro East and Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall in Cainta, and the Antipolo Station which is located before the Masinag Junction in Antipolo City, will be able to accommodate an additional 80,000 daily passengers, increasing the system’s current capacity to 320,000 from the previous 240,000.
Once fully operational, travel time between Recto, Manila to Antipolo, Rizal would only be around 40 minutes from its usual three-hour bus or jeepney trip.
“Indeed, this project will improve mobility and ensure transportation connectivity, especially in the busy [eastern] part of Metro Manila. Now, our commuters can travel faster, be more productive at work, and enjoy quality time with their loved ones, especially in the middle of this health crisis,” President Duterte said.
“Let me assure everyone that these developments will be responsive to the challenges of the 21st century and beyond so we can adapt and respond to the unexpected challenges of the times,” he added, citing that Filipinos will continue to benefit from the infrastructure projects of the ‘BUILD, BUILD, BUILD’ Program as the nation labors to overcome the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) health crisis.
President Duterte ended his remarks by encouraging everyone to get fully vaccinated and continue to follow minimum public health standards as the government continues its efforts for the safe reopening of economic activities amid the pandemic.