PNR trainset to arrive from Japan before Christmas
The first trainset of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark will arrive in the country before Christmas, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said in a statement.
The trainset is set to depart Yokohama, Japan in October after undergoing a series of Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), DOTr officials said.
The Japan-made trainset is expected to arrive at the Malanday Depot in the first week of December.
Through the FAT, the newly manufactured trainset will undergo verification if it meets its intended purpose, the DOTr said.
The trainset also needs to pass through a test if it complies with international standards including the International Standard Office (ISO) and Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS).
The DOTr said the construction of the PNR Clark Phase 1 from Tutuban, Metro Manila to Malolos, Bulacan, is on track.
Once completed, the railway is expected to accommodate 300,000 passengers every day.
Aside from this, travel time between Tutuban and Malolos will be cut from more than one hour to only 35 minutes by train.
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