More new PNR trains arrive

The Philippine National Railways (PNR)’s 8100 series trains have arrived in Manila, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said February 10.

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The arrival consists of eight (8) new rail cars forming two trainsets with 4-car formation per set.

“The units are now docked at the port of Manila and are awaiting transfer to the PNR depot,” DOTr said.

“This new 8100 series of Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU), with a 4-car formation per set, is part of the 2018 train procurement and PNR’s refleeting strategy that is aimed at increasing capacity and frequency of trips,” DOTr explained.

DOTr said that once fully deployed for operation, it is expected to carry 1,000 passengers per trip and will be used for Tutuban to Alabang route.

“The trains will undergo 150 hours RAMS validation test before it is deployed for commercial operations,” DOTr said. “The PNR will have have 2 more DMU, 3 Locomotive and 15 passenger coaches and 2 shunter within the first half of 2020.”