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PNR unveils brand-new four-car trains

To accommodate 35,000 more passengers per day

Certainly a welcome sight for Filipino commuters. PHOTO FROM DOTR

The Philippine National Railways today unveiled a couple of new four-car INKA 8100-series trains that will accommodate 35,000 more passengers every day, according to PNR general manager Junn Magno. The Department of Transportation calls the presentation a Valentine’s Day gift to Filipino commuters.

The new trains will reportedly ply the Tutuban-to-Alabang route, and are expected to serve up to 1,000 passengers per trip.

How long can these trains last without breaking down? PHOTOS FROM DOTR

While the trains undergo their mandatory 150-hour validation and static test, a limited number of passengers will be able to ride them for free, announced Magno.

We do hope to ride one of these railway vehicles soon. PHOTOS FROM DOTR

In its Facebook post, DOTr captioned the photos you see here with the following text:


Which means “change that can be felt” in English. Probably a potshot at the past administration. Anyway, we hope these trains can and will be properly maintained for the benefit of the public.

Vernon B. Sarne

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