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PNR to acquire new rolling stock from Indonesia
« on: July 31, 2018, 07:49:10 AM »

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Philippine National Railways (PNR) General Manager Junn Magno (left) accepts from PT Industri Kereta Api (PT INKA) President Budi Noviantoro a model train unit during the contract signing on the PNR’s purchase of seven train sets from PT INKA on May 28. PHOTO BY ANDREA DE LA CRUZ

NEW DMU TRAINS FOR PNR IN 2019

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PNR General Manager Junn B. Magno signs today a contract for the purchase of Two (2) Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DMU) amounting to Four Hundred Eighty Five Million Three Hundred Twelve Thousand Six Hundred Pesos (Php 485,312,600.00) with PT. Industri Kereta Api (Persero) “PT INKA” of Indonesia with its President Director Budi Noviantoro.

PNR now embarks another milestone in its 125 years of existence through the robust project of President Rodrigo and under the able leadership of Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade and General Manager Junn Magno. This would be the first after so many years that PNR organically procure its own trains since most are donated cars and/or part of national loan packages.

The DMU project is funded from the 2015 DOTr-GAA funds which was downloaded to PNR and the project was approved by the PNR Board under the leadership of Chairman Roberto T. Lastimoso. It has undergone public bidding in compliance with Republic Act No. 9184 and its 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. The project consist of design, manufacture, delivery, testing and commissioning of the DMU trains which is expected to be delivered in the Philippines  on Quarter 3 of 2019 for commissioning and testing.

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The two new DMU trains is part of the Reliability and Availability Program of GM Magno which transcends beyond 2018. PNR was granted a budget by Congress through the General Appropriations Act of 2018 for acquisition of trains, thus PNR will have more new trains in 2019. GM Magno’s dream for PNR is to have more frequent and comfortable trips, new commuter lines and more reliable trains. The current fleet will also undergo rehabilitation to better serve PNR passengers. This signing of contract is a baby step towards achieving that goal.

PNR to acquire 7 train sets from Indonesia

May 30, 2018

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PHILIPPINE National Railways (PNR) will purchase seven train sets worth more than P2 billion to improve its reliability and serve more passengers.

Under a contract signed with Indonesian government-owned PT Industri Kereta Api (PT INKA) at a Manila hotel late Monday, PNR will acquire four diesel multiple unit train sets worth $21.4 million (P1.13 billion) and three diesel hydraulic train sets worth $26 million (P1.37 billion).

These are expected to be delivered by December 2019.

According to PNR General Manager Junn Magno, who signed the contract with PT INKA President Budi Noviantoro, the reason diesel hydraulic sets were chosen is because these can run through floodwaters.

The PNR, he said, currently operates 11 sets with reliability issues that prevent them from sustaining frequency.

The PNR line, which runs from Tutuban in Manila to Mamatid village in Laguna province’s Cabuyao city, serves about 70,000 passengers daily.

Magno said the new train sets would be used in the Manila-South corridor, while the old ones would be rehabilitated.

“We’ll rehabilitate them in the next months. Perhaps, we could use them to start the Naga-Legazpi commuter service,” he added in Filipino.

The PNR also plans to open a cargo service between Tutuban and the Pier in mid-2019, the general manager said.

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