The Cebu Monorail is a proposed 2-line monorail system in Cebu, Philippines.
Cebu was originally studying a proposal to build a light rail transit (LRT) in 2016. The monorail system became the preferred option in 2019 due to the lower cost of construction.
The two lines would total 27 km in length, and it would also include a 5-hectare depot facility near the airport. The monorail will form part of a Cebu transit system that also comprises the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and cable cars, known as the Cebu Integrated And Intermodal Transport System (CIITS).
1. Cebu Central Line
17.7 km elevated monorail with 14 stations.
Route: Banilad to Linao.
2. Cebu Airport Line
9.3 km elevated monorail with 6 stations.
Route: Mactan Cebu International Airport to Country Mall.
Links And Resources
Department of Transportation – Philippines – Project update on Facebook.
Cebu Monorail Transit System Project – Information from the Public-Private Partnership Center.
Cebu LRT | Length: 21 kms | 16 Stations – Forum discussion at skyscrapercity.com.
[Mactan-Cebu International Airport and monorail (photo source).]
[Image Source: Philtram Transportation Consortium Inc.]
[YouTube: Update: Cebu Monorail.]
Map showing how the BRT, LRT/Monorail would work.
[Map via sonshineradio.com.]
Where’s the Cebu monorail? – [30/06/21]
Cebu Monorail: Fast-tracking decongestion of Cebu’s worsening traffic – [05/02/21]
“The Cebu Monorail Project is part and is eyed to be the main feature of the planned Cebu intermodal transportation system that integrates a monorail, a cable car, and a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT), to provide Cebuanos efficient public transportation projects.”
Where’s the Cebu monorail? – [30/06/20]
Cebu monorail project up for NEDA-ICC evaluation: Dino – [29/01/20]
“The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) on Wednesday said the proposed Cebu monorail project will start to undergo evaluation by the National Economic and Development Authority Investment Coordination Committee (NEDA-ICC).”
Dino: President’s statement on skyways, trains ‘support’ LRT, monorail bid for Cebu – [20/01/20]
“In the proposal, Udenna Infrastructure Corp. wants to build two lines for the monorail: a 17-kilometer central line from Talisay City to Cebu City and 9-kilometer airport line from Cebu City to the Mactan Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island.”
DOTr: Cebu’s BRT, cable cars, monorail system up and running in 2021 – [06/07/19]
“By 2021, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), cable cars and monorail that make up the Integrated Intermodal Transport System (IITS) for Metro Cebu will be up and running.”
Udenna drops LRT, eyes monorail for Cebu – [28/05/19]
“Instead of a light rail transit (LRT) system, Metro Cebu will have a monorail based on the revised proposal of the Davao-based Udenna Group.”
Cebu LRT seen operational by 2022 – [26/05/19]
“The top presidential aide for the Visayas has expressed confidence that the long-dreamed of body that will harmonize development in Metro Cebu and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project would materialize now that the Province of Cebu and the City of Cebu have new leaders belonging to one party.”
Proposed monorail system may be expanded to Mactan – [12/07/18]
“Philtram Transportation Consortium Inc., is open to expanding its proposed Cebu monorail system to Mactan Island.”
Consortium submits $3-b bid for Cebu LRT – [03/07/18]
“A consortium of Chinese, Singaporean and Filipino investors formally submitted an unsolicited proposal to construct a $3-billion light rail transit system with a subway component in Cebu City, according to the Transportation Department.”
Cebu to have LRT subway-elevated system – [15/04/18]
“…a consortium of local and foreign companies are now working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for the construction of LRT as an efficient and convenient mass transport system in Cebu. Chris Kou, the consortium’s representative and project developer, said today that a proponent led by Tjen Hian Ka, the consortium’s senior consultant, started the process with the DOTr way back in the last quarter of 2017.”
Cebu Monorail ‘Done by 2021’ – [24/11/17]
“If everything goes according to plan, the proposed 16.5-kilometer monorail transit project in Cebu will be operational by 2021.”
Moving Cebu’s monorail forward – [22/11/17]
Firms to study 12-km monorail project – [25/09/17]
“A Manila-based firm and a Beijing-based company agreed to prioritize the planned 12-kilometer business monorail line in Cebu from Mandaue City to the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City.”
Cebu City welcomes study for LRT – [26/08/17]
“The Cebu City government welcomes another proposal to conduct a feasibility study on the proposed light rail transit project in the city.”
Government infra plan includes railway project for Cebu – [27/01/17]
“According to DOF, the Cebu railway project will have five lines. Based on previous reports, the DOTr detailed a 25-kilometer Cebu rail project costing P98 billion, including right of way.”
Foreign firm to build monorail in Cebu – [28/12/16]
“A Filipino, Chinese and Canadian investment group said a monorail can be constructed within three years to cover the cities of Mandaue and Cebu.”
Singapore experts now in Cebu for railway study – [26/07/16]
“The Cebu LRT project will traverse the cities of Talisay, Naga and Carcar and the towns of Minglanilla and San Fernando in southern Cebu and reach until the city of Danao in northern Cebu.
The department earlier forged a build-operate-transfer agreement with the AMA Group of Holdings Corp. for a 71-kilometer, three-phase LRT system that would run through Metro Cebu from Carcar in the south to Danao in the north.”