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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BELGIAN BUILT LIGHT RAILWAY OF MANILA
The Light Rail Transit Authority (Metrorail) of Manila has a:
Gauge : 1435 mm.
Length : 14.5 km.
Average distance between stations : 825 m.
Number of stations : 18
Maximum gradient : 4 %
Track type :Conventional balla-
-sted track on
concrete bed and
Electrification type 750 V dc overhead.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE BELGIAN BUILT LIGHT RAILWAY L.R.V.'S
Number of cars :64 double
Main suppliers :B.N.
(Bruges - Belgium/
(Charleroi - Belgium)
Car dimensions : Length 29.28
Width 2.5 m
Height 3.272 m
Capacity : 81 seated
375 crush load
Tare weight : 41.28 tonnes.
Motors : 2 x 218 kW.
Maximum speed : 60 km/h.
Acceleration : 1 m/sē.
Braking : 1.3 m/sē
2.1 m/sē (emergency).
An elevated light rail line running above the median strips of Taft
and Rizal Avenues from Pasay City to Caloocan City and passing
through the central business district was built by a Belgian /
Philippine consortium and partly opened to public service in 1985.
The full length was commissioned during the year.
The Belgian companies B.N. (La Brugeoise et Nivelles now subsidiairy of Bombardier Europe) and A.C.E.C. Ateliers de Construction Electriques de Charleroi S.A.), Tractionel and Transurb Consult were responsible for the rolling stock and electro-mechanical equipment, with Development Corporation of the Philippines.
Total cost was estimated around 2100 million pesos (in 1985).
Forward plans envisage a network of 135 km reaching into the city suburbs.