Lawmakers reject LRT, MRT common station

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Lawmakers on Wednesday rejected the proposed common station for the Light Rail Transit and Metro Rail Transit in Quezon City.

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“The common station is the most uncommon. It’s a triangle. There’s an area A, area B, and area C instead of one line,” Rep. Winston Castelo said after an ocular inspection.

Deputy Speaker Danilo Suarez agreed, saying the planned common station is not commuter-friendly.

“We can anticipate the hassle or discomfort the commuters will be experiencing,” he said.

The lawmakers pointed out that the common station is not seamless and will benefit the businessmen who are stakeholders of the project, instead of the public.

“What will happen to those who alight at North Avenue, they will have to walk to reach Line 1, Line 3 or Line 7?” Suarez asked.

Earlier, Castelo warned that Congress may withdraw the funds allotted for the project if the station is not beneficial to the public.

The lawmakers favored using the earlier location of the common station at SM North Edsa.

The memorandum of agreement for the establishment of the P2.8-billion common station was signed on January 18, and the project is expected to be built in April 2019. Reicelene Ignacio

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  1. violeta agwayas on

    Mr. Castelo kailangan kung ano ang mas convenient sa mas nakakarami hindi yong pabor lang para sa mga mag step off lang sa North Avenue, seamless ba yong nasa plano? hindi naman yata. Kailangan dirediretso ang daanan at hindi sobrang layo at kailangan pabor sa mga tao hindi pabor sa mga mall yong para hindi kami mahirapan. Kasi kung magkakaduktong nga yan eh yan ang pinaka convenient, baka naman pro SM lang kayo Mr. Castelo.