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Phl to experience first subway train by end 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2021

by Maria Romero @tribunephl_mbr, 23 Jan 2021 Some are doubtful that the Philippines could have its own subway system. But the Department of Transportation (DoTr) is confident that Filipinos could finally board the country’s first underground train line by year-end.

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PNR modernization moves full steam ahead

Published by rudy Date posted on December 12, 2019

by Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) – 12 Dec 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Railways (PNR) is moving full steam with the modernization of its fleet with the arrival of two trains from Indonesia, officials said yesterday.

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6 new railways to look out for

Published by rudy Date posted on September 10, 2019

Will we see these railways completed within the lifetime of the current administration? by Loreben Tuquero, Sep 10, 2019 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has allocated P100.6 billion or 98% of its 2020 infrastructure budget to its ongoing railway projects, 5 times its railway allocation for 2019.

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PNR: ‘Rolling coffins’ languish in snail-paced modernization

Published by rudy Date posted on December 22, 2018

by Iris Gonzales, The Philippine Star, Dec 22, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The man, in his 60s, walks with a swagger and looks dapper in his chambray long-sleeved polo shirt and vintage blue jeans.

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Can DOTr deliver any rail project?

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2017

by Boo Chanco, the Philippine Star, Jan. 27, 2017 Read the article here.

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Noy blames GMA gov’t for MRT mess

Published by rudy Date posted on July 28, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino took up the cudgels yesterday for Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya for the mess involving the country’s light railway system.

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Labor, safety issues mar PNR suspension

Published by rudy Date posted on June 19, 2015

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — After over a month of suspending operations, the Philippine National Railways (PNR) conducted a test run of the commuter line from stations Tutuban to Buendia Friday morning (June 19).

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In transit: Metro systems around the world

Published by rudy Date posted on May 17, 2015

Get from Point A to Point B and beyond with efficiency and ease with some of the world’s most notable metro systems

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The train whistles go silent

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2015

THAT worked out as well as we expected. Almost exactly a year ago, we wrote that the Philippine National Railways (PNR) was a classic government failure of ownership and management. This was at the time when Congress was getting ready to vote on extending the PNR’s operation mandate and life for another 25 years. Of…

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PNR service extends to Calamba

Published by rudy Date posted on December 2, 2014

The extension serves an additional 3,000 to 5,000 passengers daily MANILA, Philippines – As the Metro South Commuter Train service extends to Calamba, Laguna, the Philippine National Railways (PNR) sees a 7% rise in passenger volume.

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Govt shuts out private sector from MRT 3

Published by rudy Date posted on March 10, 2013

THE government has dashed all hopes of private-sector participation in the proposed expansion and modernization program of Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT 3).

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MRT-LRT rate hikes unjustified—senators

Published by rudy Date posted on September 10, 2011

President Aquino’s legacy no doubt will be marked by high prices in goods and services in which he made no effort to stop them from rising too much.

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$1.5-b rail rehab unveiled

Published by rudy Date posted on June 4, 2011

The Transport Department unveiled Friday a “comprehensive rehabilitation” plan for Metro Rail Transit 3 and Light Rail Transit 1 lines costing a combined $1.5 billion.

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Reviving the ‘Bicol Express’

Published by rudy Date posted on May 30, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The plains of the countryside, the landscapes of hills and coconut trees, the serenity of remote villages, views of the sea and high bridges – these were some of the scenes that were unique to passengers aboard a Philippine National Railways (PNR) train which left Tutuban station in Manila a few minutes…

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Just privatize PNR

Published by rudy Date posted on May 30, 2011

The current PNR general manager should probably be given a medal for his heroic efforts to make the government-owned railroad company run its trains again all the way to Bicol. He is most probably of my generation, albeit a few years younger, to feel so passionately about the Bicol Express. There is something romantic about…

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‘Overloading’ blamed for frequent malfunctioning of LRT trains

Published by rudy Date posted on May 19, 2011

Authorities of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) have blamed “overloading” for the frequent malfunctioning of their trains.

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MRT fare subsidy is like CCT

Published by rudy Date posted on May 13, 2011

I don’t know why the DOTC Usec/spokesman even dared to appear on TV Patrol last Tuesday evening if he cannot explain his department’s position on the proposed MRT fare increase. He also looked so pathetic as he failed to explain on a live nationwide newscast why DOTC is proposing to give a private sector company…

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PNR to invest P1.7B to revive rail lines

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2011

STATE-RUN Philippine National Railway (PNR) has secured multibillion-peso funding from the national government to revive its defunct line from Manila to Bicol.

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PNR to get 50 coaches from Japan

Published by rudy Date posted on March 13, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – State-run Philippine National Railways (PNR) will have 50 more train cars in the coming months as part of a government donation agreement with the East Japan Railway Co. (JR-East).

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PNR

Published by rudy Date posted on March 7, 2011

Joey Sarasola, a former PNR general manager, sent me further clarification on the role of Japanese assistance to PNR during his watch.

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Govt reduces, defers urban rail fare hikes

Published by rudy Date posted on February 25, 2011

THE Aquino administration on Thursday approved the reduction of the fare hike at the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 to P25 from an earlier proposal of P30.

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LRT, MRT fare hikes approved

Published by rudy Date posted on February 11, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 3) The government has approved the new rates for Metro Manila’s train lines, which will take effect by the first week of March.

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LRT-MRT fare hike suspended

Published by rudy Date posted on February 7, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said yesterday the scheduled Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) fare increases would be put off indefinitely after steadfast opposition by various sectors during a two-day public consultation.

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Rail transit administrations mull lower fare increase

Published by rudy Date posted on February 6, 2011

THE Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Friday said it may lower the planned fare hike at the country’s mass rail systems after various nongovernment and student organizations expressed opposition.

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LRT, MRT fare hike: Will the poor pay more?

Published by rudy Date posted on January 13, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Averages can hide as well as reveal patterns in data. The recently approved increase for Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) fares, which average about 56%, is a good example of this truism.

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LRT, MRT fares up on March 1

Published by rudy Date posted on January 12, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) board approved yesterday a hefty fare increase for the EDSA-bound Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Railway Transit (LRT) Lines 1 and 2, pegging the maximum fare at all three rail lines at P30 to take effect on March 1.

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Palace approves MRT, LRT fare hikes

Published by rudy Date posted on January 6, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Days after the toll rates on several road networks were hiked, railroad commuters in Metro Manila face an impending fare increase, too.

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PNR gets P250M gov’t funding for train cars

Published by rudy Date posted on December 24, 2010

Shipment cost of donated trains from Japan MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine National Railways (PNR) has secured the funding it needs to ship to the country donated trains from Japan that will augment the train line’s current passenger and cargo capacity.

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MRT fare increase deferred to next year

Published by rudy Date posted on November 19, 2010

THE government has postponed the fare increases on the Metro Rail Transit and Light Rail Transit lines to the first quarter next year because there’s little time to do it, Transport Secretary Jose de Jesus said Thursday.

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150K MRT ‘ghost riders’ taking gov’t for a ride

Published by rudy Date posted on November 2, 2010

Taxpayers are shouldering the subsidy of the daily 150,000 “ghost riders” of Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) for the past few years, a senator yesterday revealed.

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