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PNR rushes to acquire new trains, restore Manila-Naga rail line
« on: November 10, 2019, 11:22:27 PM »
PNR rushes to acquire new trains, restore Manila-Naga rail line
By Lorenz S. Marasigan - November 6, 2019

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/11/06/pnr-rushes-to-acquire-new-trains-restore-manila-naga-rail-line/

The Philippine National Railways (PNR) is acquiring three additional fast long-haul locomotives to ply the Manila-Naga route for P1 billion, receiving two bids from foreign train manufacturers.

Junn B. Magno, general manager of the state-owned railway operator, said CRRC Corp. Ltd. of China and PT Industri Kereta Api (PT Inka) of Indonesia have submitted bids for the supply of three long-haul trains. Both companies are owned by their governments.

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Magno noted that his group will first start replacing the rails and build new ones for the service to be available before 2022. Construction works for the new rails are set for 2020. Once completed, the service will cut travel time from Manila to Naga to three hours.

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