Hybrid Electric Train available to public for free as part of NSTW celebration

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Department of Science and Technology – Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC)’s Hybrid Electric Train (HET) is available for public in demo run until July 21.

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Riding on the Hybrid Electric Train (HET) will be free as part of 2018 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration.

According to DOST, HET will be available from PNR Dela Rosa going to PNR EDSA-Pasay Road at 9:25-9:31 AM and 10:40-10:46 AM; and PNR EDSA-Pasay Road going to PNR Dela Rosa at 9:32-9:38 AM and 10:47-10:53 AM.

Availability will be on first come, first served basis.

The Hybrid Electric Train (HET) was unveiled to the public in June 2016.

“Implemented with the goal of augmenting the number of trainsets currently being used by the PNR, the HET project is envisioned to come up with an R&D output that will serve as a long-term solution to heavy traffic congestions in many parts of the country, particularly in Luzon,” DOST-MIRDC said.

According to MIRDC, adoption and wide-scale commercialization of the HET technology will open doors of limitless opportunities for the local manufacturing industry.

“A series of tests is still scheduled to be conducted for the HET. Repair and modification activities will be done this year. This is to complete project deliverables, as well as to address recommendations from the value engineering/value analysis conducted by the Systra Philippines, Inc. on the HET. All these are in the pipeline as the HET is being prepared for the necessary certification,” MIRDC said.

Sources: https://www.facebook.com/2018nstw/posts/2000715763575586; http://www.mirdc.dost.gov.ph/2-uncategorised/179-dost-usec-guevara-joins-the-hybrid-electric-train-project-team-in-its-crush-load-testing