Amidst all the flak the government is getting regarding the inefficiency and the unreliability of our public train system, they're actually managing to come up with solutions one by one. After deploying a new set of coaches for the MRT line, the government has started the construction of MRT line 7 (MRT-7) today, April 20.
The new line, which will have 14 stations from Quezon City to Bulacan, is slated to be completed by 2020 (four more years, but you know, patience is a virtue). How will this benefit workers from the North? You'll get to avoid a big chunk of traffic along the areas of Commonwealth Avenue, Caloocan City, and North Luzon Expressway (NLEx). While the construction will most likely cause traffic along Commonwealth Avenue and Quirino Highway in the coming years, the rewards once it's completed will be so worth it.
Imagine this: A trip from San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan to North Avenue, Quezon City will take approximately an hour instead of 3 1/2 hours if you traverse Commonwealth Avenue and Quirino Highway going to Bulacan and deal with the horrendous traffic. Definitely a #YASSS moment for the commuters from the north.
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