Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 4

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TypeRapid transit
LocaleMetro Manila and Rizal
TerminiMagsaysay Boulevard
Daily ridership100,000 (est.)
Line length18.4 km
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationOverhead line
Route map

Taytay depot
L. Wood
Bonifacio Avenue
Julia Vargas
Wack Wack
Acacia Lane
Magsaysay Boulevard

The Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 4 (Line 4) is a proposed rapid transit line to be built in Metro Manila and Rizal in the Philippines. When completed, it will be the second rapid transit line serving the province of Rizal after the extension of Line 2 to Antipolo.

The proposal, consists of thirteen stations, will have a right-of-way alignment along V. Mapa Street, Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Avenue and Taytay Diversion Road,[2] linking suburban Taytay, Rizal to the Ortigas Center business district in eastern Metro Manila.[2]

The project will cost an estimated PHP50.2 billion or US$1.1 billion.[2] It was approved by the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) of the National Economic and Development Authority last June 2015 as a public–private partnership project.[3] When completed, it is expected to significantly reduce the volume of vehicular traffic along Ortigas Avenue and improve connectivity in the eastern parts of the metropolis, including the nearby municipalities in southern Rizal.

The Philippine government is looking to fund the construction through the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Asian Development Bank said by its Department of Finance.[4]


It will run from an interchange with Manila Line 2 at V. Mapa station at the Magsaysay Boulevard in Manila in the west, to SM City Taytay in Dolores, Taytay in the east, passing through the cities of Mandaluyong and Pasig and the municipality of Cainta.

Proposed stations[edit]

The project involves the construction of 13 elevated stations along Taytay Diversion Road, Ortigas Avenue, ADB Avenue, Shaw Boulevard, P. Sanchez Street, and V. Mapa Street (listed from east to west):

Name Structure Type Transfers Location
Taytay Elevated none Taytay, Rizal
L. Wood Elevated
Bonifacio Avenue Elevated Cainta, Rizal
Pasig Elevated Pasig
Meralco Elevated
Julia Vargas Elevated Mandaluyong/Pasig
Lourdes Elevated
EDSA Elevated Line 3 Mandaluyong
Wack Wack Elevated none
Acacia Lane Elevated
Kalentong Depressed
Dupil Depressed Manila
Magsaysay Boulevard Depressed Line 2

Proposed alignment for Ortigas Center to Line 2 segment[edit]

The line is a component of the Manila East Rail Transit Project proposed by the Japanese government in February 2015 which aims to provide a medium-capacity rail transport system connecting central and eastern Metro Manila with the province of Rizal.[5] Its proposed alignment is along Ortigas Avenue with an option to extend the line to as far east as the Rizal municipality of Angono on the Manila East Road, and west to either of the following terminals:

Option 2 was the chosen alignment of the study owing to its capability to serve the most demand that can alleviate traffic the most on the Taytay-Cainta-Pasig-Mandaluyong-Manila corridor.

In September 2015, the project was approved by President Benigno Aquino III.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dela Paz, Chrisee (July 21, 2015). "NEDA body approves NAIA and Line 4 PPP projects". Rappler.
  2. ^ a b c "Line 4 Project". Public–Private Partnership Center. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Major infrastructure projects lined up". BusinessWorld. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
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  5. ^ "Study on Medium Capacity Transit System Project in Metro Manila, the Republic of the Philippines" (PDF). Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan). Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  6. ^ Gappi, Richard R. (September 6, 2015). "SM Taytay-EDSA Line 4, inaprubahan na ni P-Noy at ng NEDA" (in Filipino).