The PNR Clark Phase 1 project to connect Manila and Bulacan will arrive earlier than expected, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

In a recent Facebook post, Transportation Secretary Art Tugade shared that his department is keeping an eye on the construction of the railway line, which is now being fast-tracked. 

“Ngayon, tinutukan na ang mabilis na pagtatapos ng konstruksyon nito, upang sa wakas ay mapakinabangan na ng mga pasahero,” he wrote. 

At present, the railway project is now 48% completed. And once fully operational, it will serve up to 300,000 passengers daily. 

“Maliban sa hatid nitong swift at comfortable travel experience, inaasahang nasa 300,000 pasahero ang kaya nitong maserbisyuhan kada araw,” Tugade said.

PNR Clark Phase 1 will also reduce travel time between Tutuban and Malolos to only 35 minutes instead of the usual 1 hour and 30-minute trip. 

“Dahil sa lalong madaling panahon, magiging 35 MINUTO na lang ang biyahe sa pagitan ng Malolos, Bulacan at Tutuban, Manila, mula sa kasalukuyang 1 hour at 30 minutes, dahil sa Tutuban to Malolos segment ng PNR CLARK CLARK PHASE 1!” Secretary Tugade shared. 

The railway project is part of a bigger transportation plan, specifically the North-South Commuter Railway Project, which aims to connect Clark, Pampanga to Calamba, Laguna via railway. 

See the progress updates below!

BIYAHENG TUTUBAN-MALOLOS, MAGIGING 35 MINUTES NA LANG! 🚆 Ang PNR CLARK PHASE 1 (Tutuban-Malolos), na bahagi ng...

Posted by Department of Transportation - Philippines on Monday, September 13, 2021

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