Bidders for LRT-MRT central station sought

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) has called on interested firms to compete for the contract to build the “grand central station,” which will connect the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line 1 and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line.

The common station, estimated to cost P1.5 billion, will be the last part of the “closing the loop” project that aims to turn the two separate train lines into one integrated system.

The DoTC on June 2 published an invitation for companies to submit “expressions of interest” in taking on the project. Companies were also asked to submit applications for eligibility to join the bidding for the contract.

“The project is located along the LRT line 1 North Extension Project near the intersection of North Avenue and West Avenue, Quezon City,” the DoTC said. This will be right in front of SM North Edsa, the biggest mall in the country.

The department said it wants the project completed in about a year.

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