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LOOK: PNR deploys new trains from Indonesia

/ 05:16 PM December 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine National Railway (PNR) officially deployed on Monday the brand new train sets it bought from Indonesia last year.

The six brand new Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train cars, manufactured by the Indonesian firm PT-INKA, form two train sets of three railcars each.

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With a total of  750 passengers carrying capacity, the two train sets are expected to add 18 to 20 trips per day to those routes, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

They will ply the route from Tutuban in Manila to FTI in Taguig City and from Malabon to FTI.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PNR General Manager Junn Magno led the launch of the new train sets in a ceremony at the PNR Dela Rosa Station in Makati.

The six new coaches are part of the 37 rail cars and three locomotives acquired by PNR from Indonesian firm PT Inka.

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