The contract, which amounts to 225 million euros, is funded through a Japanese ODA Loan Agreement subscribed by the governments of Japan and the Philippines. The project will increase the line capacity contributing to cater for the growing number of passengers, improving service quality as well as helping to reduce pollution levels in the city.
Line 1 is an elevated track line which covers 20 km in length and crosses Manila from north to south, and it is currently being extended with a further 12 km section towards the Cavite Province.
CAF will manufacture 30 LRV-type units to be delivered within the 2020-2022 period. These units will be bi-directional trains with catenary power supply (750 volts) and sixteen doors on each side. The units, designed to run at a design speed of 70 km/h, will have a total length of 106 m and offer a 276-seat layout.