Luzon railway project to be finished in 2020
Major parts of a Luzon railway master plan covering almost 700 kilometers will be completed by 2020. The project is part of the government’s wider goal to maximize the use of mass transit systems that would possibly cut the numbers of private vehicles cruisin the roads, a senior Transportation Department official said yesterday.
The reported projects, the 36.7-km North South Commuter Railway from Tutuban to Malolos in Bulacan and the 653-km North South Railway project-South Line (Manila to Legazpi City in Albay), will be enforced under a public-private partnership (PPP) structure, were permitted by the National Economic and Development Authority Board on Monda
According to Transportation Secretary Joseph, the estimate cost of the project that will span most of the existing Philippine National Railways’ right of way, was P288 billion.
article source: inquirer