Common station linking Makati subway, Taguig sky train eyed

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 13)— The proposed Makati City Subway System is set to connect to the Taguig Skytrain monorail with the planned development of a common station for the two transport projects.

In a disclosure Friday, the Philippine Infradev Holdings said the Makati City Subway Inc. (MCSI) has accepted the term sheet from Megaworld for the creation of a joint venture firm that will build the connecting station between the two.

The proposed common station of the two train systems will also have access to the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Guadalupe Station as well as the Pasig River ferry system.

Infradev in July said it has submitted a $350-million performance bond to the Makati city government for the $3.7-billion subway project, which broke ground last year.

The 10-station subway will connect key points in the city including Ayala Triangle Gardens, city hall, Circuit Makati, and University of Makati. It aims to cut travel time along the 10-kilometer stretch from 1.5 hours to just 10 to 15 minutes.

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The Transportation Department in May 2018 approved the proposal from the Alliance Global Group, Inc., the holding company of tycoon Andrew Tan, to build a two-kilometer Skytrain which will connect the MRT Guadalupe Station and Fort Bonifacio.

Travel time between Guadalupe and the Bonifacio Global City is projected to take only five minutes with the Skytrain project.