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PostSubject: DOTC: LRT Line 1’s Roosevelt Station now open   Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:19 pm

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Friday announced the opening of another station of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 at the corner of Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City.

“Ito na nga ay isang pruweba na magbibigay tayo ng karagdagang serbisyo (This is proof that we are giving additional services)," DOTC Undersecretary for Public Information Dante Velasco said in a speech during the opening of the LRT 1 Roosevelt Station at Friday noon.

The newly-opened station is the second part of LRT 1’s three-part North Extension Project. Last March, the LRT 1 Balintawak station was opened, extending the train line by 2.2 kilometers.

With the opening of the Roosevelt Station, the Light Rail Transit Administration (LRT) is only a station away from closing the LRT-Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 loop, which is expected to be fully linked next year with the construction of a common station in front of SM North EDSA in Quezon City.

The LRT Line 1 currently runs along EDSA from Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City to Monumento in Caloocan City, then along Rizal and Taft Avenues from Monumento to Baclaran in Pasay City. The MRT 3 line stretches along EDSA from North Avenue in Quezon City to Taft Avenue in Pasay City.

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