The Department of Transportation has announced that it will open two new stations for the LRT-2 railway East Extension Project for public use this April.
In its Facebook post, the department expects to open its two new extension stations, Marikina Station (formerly Emerald) and Antipolo (formerly Masinag) on April 26th. Both stations were renamed after the cities the stations are mostly situated in.
Upon station opening, commuters can expect a faster commute from Antipolo to Recto, Manila, aiding them with a reduced travel time from three (3) hours to just 40 minutes.
The transport department is also keen to finishing the three closed stations (Santolan, Katipunan, and Anonas) and is expecting to open them by the first quarter of 2021. These three stations were closed following an electrical-related incident between Katipunan and Anonas stations last December 2019.
Plans are also underway for a West-side extension that will see the train line extended with two stations (Tutuban and Pier 4) from its current end point in Recto, Manila.