Detailed Design Study of the Metro Manila Subway Project, Philippines

Name of Client:
Department of Transportation (DOTr)


Length of Consultancy Assignment:
Start Date: 1 March 2018
Completion Date: 30 April 2022

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:

The Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) involved the construction of a 36km-long subway in Metro Manila, Philippines. It will be the first mass underground transport system in the Philippines. The subway will connect North Caloocan in Bulacan and Dasmariñas in Cavite through the National Capital Region. It has a design capacity to accommodate 1.5 million passengers a day and is expected to serve 370,000 passengers a day in the first year of its operation. The project was proposed by DOTr and approved by the National Economic Development Authority’s Investment Coordination Committee (NEDA-ICC). The project will be implemented in two phases and will have 15 stations. The initial phase will cover the central zone in the North Capital Region between Valenzuela and Parañaque, while the second phase will cover the north and south zones. The Katipunan route was shortlisted among three proposed routes. The line will run from Quirino Highway in Quezon City to NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay and FTI in Taguig. Spanning across Valenzuela (the depot), Quezon, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, and a small portion of Parañaque City, the subway system has a maximum operational speed of 80km/h and will run through seven local governments and three business districts in 30 minutes.

PRIMEX has provided CAD Operators who were tasked to: (i) work with CAD systems creating, modifying and releasing drawings and word drawings under direct supervision of the team leader for use by the clients; (ii) work closely with the team leader and other consultants to ensure that the drawings convey the correct information; (iii) self-check own work for completeness, accuracy, compliance to standards, fits and stack-ups; (iv) be responsible for some design elements; (v) work from drawings, sketches or scanned images, customer drawings, or government drawings or specifications; and (vi) use the accepted drawing standards as guidelines.