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Construction of PNR Clark Phase 1 to start Monday

/ 12:23 PM May 19, 2019
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (second from left) leads the groundbreaking for the PNR Clark Phase 1 of the North South Commuter Railway Extension Project in Malolos, Bulacan. (Contributed photo) pnr train clark phase 1

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (second from left) leads the groundbreaking for the PNR Clark Phase 1 of the North South Commuter Railway Extension Project in Malolos, Bulacan. (Contributed photo)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The civil works component of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark Phase 1 will start on Monday, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.

Civil works include the construction of six commuters’ stations in the cities of Caloocan, Valenzuela, Meycauayan, and towns of Marilao and Bocaue.

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PNR Clark Phase 1, which runs from Caloocan City to Bulacan, shortens travel time from 1.5 hours to 35 minutes.

Set to be finished by the end of 2021, it targets to serve 300,000 passengers daily.

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The second phase extends to the Clark International Airport in Clark Freeport.

PNR Clark is part of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project of the Duterte administration.

It integrates the Tutuban-Malolos segment, the Malolos-Clark segment, and the Manila-Calamba segment, connecting 26 cities and municipalities across the regions of Central Luzon, National Capital Region and Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon (Calabarzon), according to DOTr. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)

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