Philippines: Manila LRT 1
Manila’s Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) started commercial operations in 1984. It was the first LRT line built in the Philippines. Thirty years later, it continues to be an integral part of the urban transport system, carrying about half a million passengers daily along one of the densest traffic corridors in Metro Manila. But years of under spending on maintenance had taken a toll on the system with infrastructure fast deteriorating, the available train fleet significantly shrinking, and safety becoming an urgent concern.