LOOK: New PNR trains to start operations on December 16

MANILA, Philippines – The first 6 diesel multiple unit railcars of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) were unveiled on Wednesday, December 11, at the Port Area in Tondo, Manila, ahead of the start of its operations on December 16.

OPERATING SOON. The new railcars were unveiled by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, PNR General Manager Junn Magno, and Indonesian Ambassador Dr. Sinyo Harry Sarundajang. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

OPERATING SOON. The new railcars were unveiled by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, PNR General Manager Junn Magno, and Indonesian Ambassador Dr. Sinyo Harry Sarundajang.

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

The coaches were acquired by the PNR from PT Industri Kereta Api (PT Inka) of Indonesia. They will form two train sets that will be deployed along the FTI-Tutuban and FTI-Malabon routes, adding 18 to 20 trips every day.

MORE TRAIN SETS. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

MORE TRAIN SETS.

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

INCREASING CAPACITY. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

INCREASING CAPACITY.

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Apart from the 6 DMU units, 31 more railcars are set to be delivered between December 2019 and February 2020. These will then form 7 train sets made of 4 or 5 cars.

Earlier, the PNR also added new flag stops in Los Baños, Laguna with another Kogane train. – with reports from Loreben Tuquero/Rappler.com