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Re: Mindanao Railway System (MRS)
« Reply #76 on: October 12, 2020, 03:04:29 PM »
Relatively old news report. But this at least the locations of the stations in this report come from a government source

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First phase of Mindanao railway to connect three cities
PIA Davao Region


https://www.facebook.com/piadavaoregion/posts/983644198484767

DAVAO CITY, July 31, 2018 (PIA) The first phase of the Mindanao Railway System will connect initially three cities namely Tagum, Davao and Digos in Davao Region at a distance of 102 kilometers.

Patmei Ruivivar, spokesperson for the Mindanao Railway System Project in her audience with the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Dabaw said that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte intends to have the initial bulk of the project in Davao Region connecting the cities of Tagum, Davao and Digos from 2018 to 2021.

She said the segment will have eight stations wherein three will be located in Davao City.

“It will initially start as a passenger train, but there will also be a provision for cargo later on,” Ruivivar said.

She said the railway system will have its main depot in Tagum City and an ancillary depot in Davao City.

Ruivivar said that the original plan of the project was to make a single track for a diesel-fueled train, but due to the changes, the project will now cost P90-Billion from the original P35-Billion-budget.

She said the project was approved by the National Economic and Development Authority in July 2017, but the railway system will be dual track and powered by electricity.

“We need the NEDA approval at this time,” Ruivivar said.

She said that based on the plan, the Tagum train station will be located in Barangay Mankilam, Tagum City, where the Davao del Norte Provincial Capitol is located.

Ruivivar said that from Tagum City, the railway system will traverse towards Carmen train station, in particular the road towards Kapalong-Sto. Tomas near the creek; along TADECO road in Panabo; three stations in Davao City, namely Mudiang in Mahayag,  Magtuod where the central station will be located; SM property in Toril; Astorga in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur and the DASURECO property in Digos City, Davao del Sur.

She said the president also plans to have more than a thousand-kilometre railway-system before his term ends.
Ruivivar said the railway system for Mindanao will be an inter-regional structure similar to the Amtrak in the United States of America that will eventually connect all of Mindanao with an overall distance at 12,500 kilometers.

“It is not an urban transport system but an inter-regional transport system that will connect key urban centers in Mindanao, with three corridors namely the Corridor 1:Davao-Nabunturan-Butuan; Corridor II- Butuan-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan and Corridor III- Iligan-Cotabato-Davao,” she said.

Ruivivar said the railway will also include areas even as far as Zamboanga, then Davao to Cagayan de Oro that will cut the travel time from six hours to two hours.

She said travel time will indeed be cut down to a minimum number of hours with Davao to Cagayan de Oro: two hours; Davao to Zamboanga: six hours; Davao to General Santos: one hour and thirty minutes; Cagayan de Oro to Iligan: 54 minutes; Cagayan de oro to Zamboanga: four hours and 55 minutes; Cagayan de Oro to General Santos: 1 hour and 30 minutes; Cagayan de Oro- Butuan: one hour and thirty minutes and eventually Butuan to Davao: three hours.  (PIA XI-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)


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