LRMC taps Voith to repair trains
LIGHT RAIL Manila Corp. (LRMC) has signed a P450million agreement with Voith Digital Solutions Austria GmBH and Co KG for the rehabilitation and upgrade of Light Rail Transit-1 (LRT-1) generation-2 trains.
In a statement, the operator and maintenance provider of the LRT-1 system said the Austrian company will re-engineer the 24 light rail vehicles (LRVs) of six train sets in the next two years.
“The rehabilitation of the 24 LRVs will expand capacity which should result in faster travel time because of reduced train headway and queueing time,” LRMC President Juan F. Alfonso said in a statement.
The project will be the first overhaul of the Generation 2 fleet’s propulsion system since the government bought the generation-2 trains from Hyundai and Adtranz Sweden in 1999, said LRMC. —