PNR NORTH (MANILA - CLARK) and PNR SOUTH Construction Update

Start of Construction: Q1 2018
Target Completion: 2020
Cost: PhP255-B

By 2020, this would be the reality. As part of a bigger development plan for Clark and other cities outside Metro Manila, the DOTr is reviving the Philippine National Railways System with a line to the North. The Phase 1 of the PNR North project is a 38-km. segment spanning from Tutuban to Malolos, Bulacan. It will have 10 stations and is expected to service 340,000 people daily during its opening year. With this line, commuters from Tutuban will reach Malolos in as little as 35 minutes.

The contract for the construction supervision and tender assistance consultant for PNR Clark Phase 1 (Tutuban-Malolos) was signed last 01 December 2017.

This paves the way for the start of construction of the Tutuban-Malolos segment. NSTren Consortium, the project’s construction supervision consultant, will supervise the construction which will start in December-January.

Phase 2, a 70-km stretch from Malolos, Bulacan to Clark, Pampanga with seven new stations, has been approved by NEDA. The project will make it possible to reach Clark International Airport from Metro Manila in as little as 55-mins.



Start of Construction: Q3 2018
Target Completion: 2021
Cost: PhP 270-B

The Bicol Express will be making its comeback within the term of President Duterte.

PNR South (Manila – Bicol) is a 653-km railway project that will run from Manila all the way to Matnog, Sorsogon via Batangas and Laguna. It is on track to being operational by 2nd Quarter of 2022, pursuant to the NEDA Board’s recent approval of the project’s revised funding structure last 12 September 2017.

The project has two phases: PNR South Commuter and PNR South Long Haul. The Commuter line is a 72-km segment, will connect Metro Manila to Los BaƱos, Laguna in just 45 minutes. It costs about PhP134-B (funded though GAA and ODA) and can service 330,000 riders daily. Construction is set to start in 2018.

At about the same time, PNR South Long Haul will begin construction, extending the line all the way to Bicol and Matnog, Sorsogon.

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