Philippines railway news

News about railway and urban rail infrastructure, operations, policy, projects and the supply industry in the Philippines.

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    Luzon inter-regional railway study underway


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transport and the national PPP Center have commissioned Systra and PwC Philippines/Isla Lipana & Co to undertake studies for the North Long Haul Inter-Regional Railway Project.

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    Manila express EMUs ordered


    PHILIPPINES: Mitsubishi Corp has awarded CAF a subcontract to supply seven eight-car electric multiple-units for limited-stop express services on future North-South Commuter Railway in Manila and its hinterland. The €150m order announced by the Spanish company on December 1 is being financed by the Japan International ...

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    Academy graduates join Manila Line 7 project


    PHILIPPINES: An initial cohort of 74 young trainees from contractor San Miguel Corp have graduated from their mandatory training course at the Philippine Railways Institute. They will now go to work on the MRT-7 metro line now under construction in the northeastern suburbs of Manila. In ...

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    North-South Commuter Railway contracts awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has signed the final three civil works contracts for construction of the south commuter section of the 147 km North-South Commuter Railway in the Manila area. The 11·6bn pesos contract CP S-01 covering the construction of 1·2 km of the route ...

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    Philippines to study 1 024 km of rail projects


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has begun the process of appointing consultants to undertake feasibility studies for four railway projects totalling 1 024 km. The lines would ’provide access and passage to vital and bustling economic markets, such as agriculture hubs, tourism sites and key business ...

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    Shadow Operations Consultant advises Manila Line 4 promoter


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has appointed Ricardo and Seoul Metro to provide advice from an operator’s perspective to support the development of Manila metro Line 4. The planned 15·6 km elevated line will run from Quezon City to Taytay with 11 stations, serving the Mandaluyong, ...

  • Alstom is to install ETCS Level 2 on sections of the North-South Commuter Railway in Manila totalling 106 km under a €1·1bn contract awarded by Mitsubishi Corp in early March.
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    Alstom to deploy ETCS Level 2 in Manila


    PHILIPPINES: Alstom is to install ETCS Level 2 on sections of the North-South Commuter Railway in Manila totalling 106 km under a €1·1bn contract awarded by Mitsubishi Corp in early March.

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    South Commuter Railway construction contract awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Acciona the South Commuter Railway project Lot 2 contract. The €480m contract involves the construction of 7·9 route-km of elevated track in the Manila area including España, Santa Mesa and Paco stations. The 54·6 km South Commuter Railway with ...

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    Southeast Asia: Rising costs force ASEAN nations to redefine Belt & Road projects


    Ballooning costs and imprecise contract terms have led to significant changes to major projects and in some cases to renegotiation of terms. Toma Bačić  investigates schemes in three ASEAN countries.

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    Hitachi Rail awarded Manila commuter railway E&M contract


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Hitachi Rail a turnkey contract to supply electrical and mechanical systems including track and ETCS Level 2 for a section of the North South Commuter Railway project. The ¥114bn contract CP04 announced on November 17 is being funded by ...

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    More Metro Manila Subway civils contracts let


    PHILIPPINES: The national government has signed civil works contracts for the second four-station section of the MRT9 Metro Manila Subway.

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    South Commuter Railway construction contracts awarded


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Hyundai Engineering & Construction the lots 4, 5 and 6 contracts for the South Commuter Railway project to build a 56 km electrified double-track line running south from Solis station in Manila to Calamba with 18 stations. The three ...

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    President Marcos commits to rail investment


    PHILIPPINES: President Ferdinand Marcos Jr underlined his commitment to continuing and expanding the previous administration’s investment in rail during his first state of the nation address. ‘The infrastructure programme of the Duterte administration must not only continue but, wherever possible, be expanded’, he said. ‘We must ...

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    Manila South Commuter Railway financing packages approved


    PHILIPPINES: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$4·3bn loan package to finance construction of the South Commuter Railway between Manila and Calamba. Future services will offer a journey time of around half the 2½ h taken by road. The US$1·75bn first tranche is to be ...

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    Manila commuter trains ordered


    PHILIPPINES: The Department of Transportation has awarded Sumitomo Corp and Japan Transport Engineering Co a ¥72·5bn contract to supply 38 eight-car Sustina trainsets by 2028 for the next phase of Manila’s North-South Commuter Railway.

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    Southeast Asia: Philippines’ slow revival gathers pace


    Development of the North-South Commuter Railway in Manila has lent fresh momentum to plans for rail and metro projects both in Luzon and elsewhere in the Philippines. David Carmona investigates.

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    Metro Manila Subway rail systems contract awarded


    PHILIPPINES: MRT9 Metro Manila Subway lead contractor Mitsubishi Corp has awarded subcontracts to supply railway and telecoms systems worth approximately €1bn to a consortium of Colas Rail, Thales and Egis. Consortium lead Colas Rail’s share is worth €760m and covers the design and construction of a ...

  • Hyundai Rotem DMUs provide a limited suburban service running south from Manila to Santa Rosa.

    NSAR to support Philippines rail training academy


    INTERNATIONAL: The Philippines and UK governments have signed a memorandum of understanding covering co-operation in rail. Under the MoU, which covers training and skills development, the UK’s National Skills Academy for Rail will work directly with the Philippine Railway Institute.

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    JICA agrees ¥253bn Metro Manila Subway loan


    PHILIPPINES: The Japan International Cooperation Agency has granted a ¥253·3bn loan to the national government to fund further construction of the initial phase of the MRT9 Metro Manila Subway, the first fully underground heavy metro line in the Philippines.

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    Chinese awarded PNR Bicol construction contract


    PHILIPPINES: A consortium of Chinese companies has been awarded a 142bn pesos contract to build the first 380 km of the so-called PNR Bicol line, replacing Philippines National Railway’s moribund Main Line South.