29.2 C
Manila
Sunday, September 27, 2020
 
Home Business Railway to extend to Cagayan

Railway to extend to Cagayan

 

Transport and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said that the Philippine National Railway will extend its service to Cagayan and Isabela and possibly a spur to Clark Green City.

Abaya said that DOTC has allowed the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) to prepare the feasibility study for the rail spur.

The DOTC early this year said it would propose the setting up of an elevated railway system that will cost $5 billion and will be built over the existing railways. This project includes the 900-kilometer Integrated Luzon Railway [IRL] that will run from Cagayan to Sorsogon, Bicol and the 90-kilometer North-South Commuter Railway that will run from Malolos, Bulacan to Calamba, Laguna.

 

DOTC said that the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is helping the government to complete the feasibility study for the Malolos-Calamba commuter rail.

The proposed railway would cover the entire north and south networks of the state-run PNR. PNR’s north network runs from Manila to La Union as well as a branch line from Tarlac to San Jose, Nueva Ecija, and a possible extension to Cagayan while the south network traverses from Manila to Legaspi City, including the branch line from Calamba to Batangas City.

Abaya also clarified that the railway system BCDA is proposing for Clark is not a bullet train but a train running at 150 kilometers per hour.

“Clark is 100 kms away. If it travels at 150kph, so you get there in 40 mins. You don’t need a bullet train to get there,” Abaya said.

The government still has to decide if it will be a PPP project or one funded by official development assistance.

 

PH repatriates over 300 Filipinos  from Lebanon

MORE than 300 Filipinos from Beirut, Lebanon have been repatriated to the Philippines due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang said on...

PH records 2,747 new cases, raises total to 301,256 — DoH

THERE are 2,747 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DoH) said on Saturday. The new infections raised the total...

PSA’s ‘Sama Na, Sensus Na!’ airs final episode Sunday

As the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) continues to conduct its nationwide count and data gathering through the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (2020...

SSS opens online application for retirees’ pension loan

RETIREE-pensioners of the Social Security System (SSS) can now file their Pension Loan Program (PLP) applications online, the state-run pension fund announced. In a statement...

Bong Go aids pro, nonpro leagues resume games

AFTER giving the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) a little push, Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said he is also willing to help nonprofessional and...
 

Weather

Today's Front Page

TRY OUR DIGITAL EDITION
FREE FOR 30 DAYS

ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER?