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Road to progress: Wes Gatchalian thrilled about Valenzuela station of Metro Manila subway

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Valenzuela Rep. Wes Gatchalian is excited about the construction of the Metro Manila subway, which is set to begin soon following the arrival of a tunnel boring machine (TBM).

Gatchalian was among the government officials who attended the ceremony welcoming the TBM’s arrival. The machine will be used in laying down the foundation for the subway.

In a Facebook post, the lawmaker said Valenzuela will be the site of the subway depot, as well as a rail training institute. There will also be station to be named, East Valenzuela.

“Sa Disyembre 2021, magsisimula ang partial operability ng subway sa Valenzuela. Oras na matapos naman ang proyekto sa 2025, aabot sa 1.5 milyon na pasahero ang kaya nitong isakay bawat araw, mula sa Bulacan hanggang Cavite,” Gatchalian explained.

“Dahil dito, ang mga mamayang Pilipino na araw-araw nakikipagsapalaran sa byahe, para lamang makapagtrabaho at kumita, ay hindi na mahihirapan byumahe patungo man sa hilaga o timog ng Kalakhang Maynila,” he added.

Posted by Wes Gatchalian on Friday, February 5, 2021