DOST-AGT-automated-transit-up-diliman.jpgDOST is in charge of the design and detailed engineering plan of the AGT, while UP gives technical assistance and implements community relations activities, a report said.

An article written by Anna Kristine Regidor mentioned that DOST and UP will conduct test runs of the train on a 500-meter elevated concrete track.

The said track connects Jacinto Street (along the College of Fine Arts) and the CP Garcia Avenue (near the CHED Building).

The test run will feature a number of stages, including the careful testing of the structural integrity of the elevated railway, power supply reliability, automatic safety system, car reliability and safety.

“DOST and UP scientists, engineers and researchers still need to understand more accurately how an AGT can work efficiently, reliably and economically under Philippine conditions,” the report said.

If the results of the test run are favorable, the AGT prototype may be designed to run throughout the entire UP Diliman campus, the report said, adding that the next phase of the project is an intracampus loop that will run approximately 6.9 kilometers.

Credit: GMA news