Duterte admin eyes to increase rail line to 322 kilometers from 77 by 2022

The Duterte administration is eyeing to put up 322 kilometers of railway by year 2022 from the current 77 kilometers, Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan said on March 6 during the economic press briefing in Malacañang.

“Part of the Build, Build, Build Program of the Duterte administration is the expansion and development of an extensive train network that provides better connectivity within Metro Manila as well as in other economic development centers around the country,” Ablan said.

“By the end of the Duterte administration, inaasahan po natin na ang ating railway system sa bansa ay lalawak at hahaba nang higit sa apat na beses ng current length nito. Target po ng pamahalaan na sa taong 2022 ay mayroon na tayong 322 kilometers na riles ng tren sa buong bansa, kumpara sa 77 kilometers lamang sa kasalukuyan,” he added.