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Take the SKYTRAIN to BGC (someday) ?

"SKYTRAIN" is a Megaworld / Andrew Tan project which is intended to connect Guadelupe station on the MRT to Upper BGC. I am reading that it may be close to approval.

There are talks with Ayala too, about connecting it all the way to Makati's CBD.


Billionaire Tan offers to build Guadalupe-BGC 'Skytrain'

MANILA - Billionaire Andrew Tan is diversifying into infrastructure and has proposed to build a 2-kilometer "Skytrain" monorail in one of the capital's financial centers, his holding firm said Wednesday.

The new company, INFRACORP, submitted to government this week an unsolicited proposal for the monorail, which will connect the MRT Guadalupe Station to Tan's own Uptown Bonifacio development in Bonifacio Global City, Alliance Global told the stock exchange.

The Skytrain, which will be at no cost to the government, will serve 60,000 to 100,000 passengers daily, according to the disclosure.

"Given the country’s strong and stable economy, we see a huge opportunity to invest in infrastructure. We are excited to participate and optimistic about the government’s aggressive push for infrastructure developments," said Alliance Global executive director and INFRACORP president Kevin Tan.



> SSC / Skytrain : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=2036524

> Arts Residence: UPTOWN BONIFACIO | Uptown Arts Residence [46F|res|pro]

> JPMorgan Twr: UPTOWN BONIFACIO | JP Morgan Chase Tower [25F|ofc]

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Everything You Need To Know About The BGC-Guadalupe Skytrain

From Guada to BGC real quick
by Andrei Medina | Oct 12, 2017

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has received an unsolicited proposal that seeks to build a Skytrain system that will link Bonifacio Global City to the Guadalupe MRT station.

The project was pitched in by Infracorp, a new company under the Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI) led by tycoon Andrew Tan.

Infracorp President and AGI executive director Kevin Tan said they were now diversifying into infrastructure through the government’s private-public partnership projects.

The Skytrain proposal comes at a time when the government is focusing on developing the country’s infrastructure with projects such as the ambitious Metro Manila Mega Subway and the MRT-7. It now depends on the DOTr whether they will see this project as something that will complement their other programs. For now, let’s take a look at some key facts about the Skytrain project:
What is it?

The BGC-Guadalupe Skytrain is a 2-km monorail project that will utilize the automated cable-propelled monorail technology. It’s intended to provide an alternative route to the Fort Bonifacio area which is otherwise relatively difficult to reach via normal commuting routes.

The Skytrain is also AGI’s initial venture into mass transportation infrastructure. “Given the country’s strong and stable economy, we see a huge opportunity to invest in infrastructure. We are excited to participate and optimistic about the government’s aggressive push for infrastructure developments,” Tan said.

Where are the stations?

The proposal states that the Skytrain’s stations will be built at Guadalupe, Makati, and Uptown Bonifacio. The Guadalupe station will ideally be linked to the existing MRT station there.

There are also plans to directly connect the BGC station with the government’s planned Mega Subway system project that will have one of its stations located at Fort Bonifacio.

> https://www.fhm.com.ph/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-bgc-guadalupe-skytrain-a00169-20171012

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A Very Strategic Move?

That's what a poster on SSC thinks:


Strategic move for Megaworld to enter the transportation business. Once this project is approved & awarded to them (only when a swiss challenge failed), they can claim the "original proponent" status for the eventual extension of this project to various Megaword townships- McKinley West, McKinley Hill, Resorts World Manila/ Newport City, Resorts World Bayshore. Eastwood/C5 extension "might" also be on the drawingboard
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BGC Uptown "Transport Hub" :

This article has an interesting Footnote

Megaworld to build 25-storey tower for JPMorgan Chase Bank  /


"" The new development, strategically located along 38th Street corner 9th Avenue in Uptown Bonifacio, is a few meters away from the future Uptown Transport Hub beside Kalayaan Avenue, the proposed Skytrain monorail system that connects Taguig’s Fort Bonifacio to Makati, as well as the future Kalayaan Station of the Mega Manila Subway and the Fort Bonifacio Bus Rapid Transit System.



Only 5 minutes from Guadalupe station to Uptown... with a further connection beyond

JPM's transaction suggests they may help finance the Skytrain, since the local of their building may provide a vested interest in seeing the train get built

THESE May also be there or nearby

"the future Kalayaan Station of the Mega Manila Subway"

( Kalayaan, corner Lawton Avenue, identified in the original JICA plan )


NEARBY? If it happens



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Megaworld eyes P10Bn from Uptown Arts condo


45 storey Uptown Arts Residences, with 452 flats (completion due 2024)

Megaworld Corporation Launches another premier development in Uptown Bonifacio .Uptown arts Residence is located in a 15-hectare master-planned community which is the Premier Development of Megaworld Corporation. this township brings you everything you need at your reach.

Uptown Arts Residence is a 45 storey Modern Tower with Complete Amenity located on the 6th Floor. it’s an all residential condominum with only 12 units per floor. This property offer Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom , 3 Bedroom and Loft units


+ Key location in 15.4 hectare Uptown Bonifacio, BGC

+ Right next to Transport & Megaworld mall: dining, shopping, entertainment

+ Skytrain Link to Guadalupe MRT, near Kalayaan station on proposed MegaManila subway

+ A few blocks from new bridge connecting BGC (Lawson Ave.) to Mandaluyong/Ortigas

Lobby will have free WIFI access for residents

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Arts Residences - Comments

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Comment Summary

+ A "twin sister" of Avida (haha)

+ Expect Prices of P 300k per sqm - or more

+ "The thinnest Condo in BGC" - and so maybe high Association fees, with fewer flats to cover costs

+ Completion expected 2024, so with a 2 year delay = 2026

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Fitting it all together


SSC comment:

"I think they are going to demolish the club and part of Uptown Parade to give way to..." JP Morgan Chase Tower

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INFRACORP ready to start BGC-Makati Skytrain project…

May 28, 2018
INFRACORP Development, Inc., the infrastructure company of tycoon Andrew Tan’s Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI) has announced that it is ready to start the proposed Skytrain monorail project connecting the districts of Taguig and Makati.

The proposed 2-kilometer Skytrain monorail project is ready to start within the year after it was granted the ‘Original Proponent Status’ (OPS) by the Department of Transportation (DOTr). The project costs Php3-billion and will utilize the automated cable-propelled monorail technology, connecting Fort Bonifacio and MRT Guadalupe Makati. Travel time between two destinations is expected to be only 5 minutes, with no cost to the government.

The project will also make provisions to interconnect with other transport hubs operating within the area where the monorail passes through. It envisions to benefit around 60,000 to 100,000 passengers daily going to and from the bustling business districts of Makati and Taguig.

“We can start the project before the year ends and this will take us two years to complete it. By early 2021, we can open the Skytrain to the public,” said INFRACORP President Kevin L. Tan.

With the DOTr’s endorsement of the project, the proposal will go through a review by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Board’s Investment Coordination Committee.

Read more at https://www.yugatech.com/news/infracorp-ready-to-start-bgc-makati-skytrain-project-this-year/#diepsM1vqvGrDC2x.99
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