DOTr set to purchase Japanese trains for railway project(Tutuban -Malolos)

DOTr set to purchase Japanese trains for railway project(Tutuban -Malolos)

Good news for the Filipino commuter.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is set to award the contract for the procurement of trains for the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project's Tutuban-Malolos segment by end of May or early June, an official said.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is currently conducting its evaluation on the bid proposal submitted by the consortium of Sumitomo Corp. and Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-TREC), according to DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan.
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“We are set to award the contract, if not this month, by next month. The bid submission was in April and the financial evaluation report is now with JICA. After JICA’s concurrence, we will issue the notice of award, sign the contract, and issue the notice to proceed,” Batan said in a press briefing

The procurement will consists of 13 train sets with eight cars each.
The DOTr also plans to acquire 38 train sets for the Malolos-Clark segment within the third quarter of the year and seven train sets for the airport express trains, which will run up to 160 km. per hour from Clark International Airport to Buendia in 55 minutes.

The 147-km. North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project, estimated to cost about PHP777.55 billion, will have 36 stations from Clark International Airport to Calamba, Laguna to be funded through official development assistance by JICA.
It will connect PNR Clark Phase 1 (Tutuban-Malolos), PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark), and the PNR Calamba project, which will run from Manila to Calamba.

Once fully operational, the NSCR line will serve approximately 700,000 passengers daily, Batan said.
It will also link with existing railway lines LRT-1, LRT-2, MRT-3, and the Metro Manila Subway

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Report from PNA

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