Amid a current pandemic, and a string of natural calamities, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) remain focused and determined to push for mass transport infrastructure solutions that will greatly benefit the Filipino people in the long-term.
Yesterday, the PNR presented another breakthrough in its game changing Clark Phase 1 project of the massive North South Commuter Railway (NSCR) program, with the ceremonial lifting of its first pre-cast segment, led by PNR General Manager Junn Magno and Assistant General Manager Atty. Celeste Lauta.
The Pre-cast segment or Girder, one of the main components of the rail line construction, is an engineering masterpiece designed and patterned after international railway construction guidelines.
The PNR Clark Phase 1 (Tutuban – Malolos) project, is the 38-km. the rail line that will connect Tutuban, Manila to Malolos, Bulacan. When completed, this modern mass transport system is expected to serve 300,000 passengers daily, and greatly reduce travel time from approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to just 35 minutes,
This PNR Clark Phase 1 will integrate with PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos to Clark) and PNR Calamba, forming the NSCR mega railway, one of the biggest infrastructure projects under the massive “BUILD, BUILD, BUILD” program of the Duterte Administration. The project is a mammoth 148-km route length rail line with 37 stations, 464 train cars, and an estimated 830,000 passenger capacity per day once fully operational. DOTR