- The DOTr announced the opening of the PNR’s Malabon-Taguig extension line
- DOTr Sec. Art Tugade said the project is Pres. Duterte’s gift to Malabon residents
- The old train coaches will be replaced with new ones by June next year
Residents from CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) who usually brave the heavy traffic in EDSA as they travel to their workplaces can now have a faster commute after the Philippine National Railways (PNR) opened its Malabon-Taguig extension line.
In a post on its Facebook page, the Department of Transportation said Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade led the “soft opening” of the extension route of the PNR’s Manila North Commuter Service.
Sec. Tugade said the operations of the new line which started last Monday, December 3, were still part of a dry run with more improvements in the pipeline.
The transportation secretary said there will be eight round trips a day from Malabon to Taguig. The PNR also offers four round trips daily from Tutuban to Malabon.
A one-way trip from the Governor Pascual train station in Malabon to FTI, Taguig, the fare for airconditioned coaches is P25, while passengers will pay P20 for the fare for the non-airconditioned trains.
A one-way trip from Tutuban to Malabon costs P15 on air-conditoned trains, while P12 on non-air-conditioned trains.
Sec. Tugade said the project is President Rodrigo Duterte’s gift to the residents of Malabon.
“Minadali po namin ito upang maramdaman ng mga taga-Malabon ‘yung matagal nang pinakaaasam-asam na transportasyon ng riles. Ito ho ang regalo ng ating Pangulo sa mga mamamayan ng Malabon,” he said.
Tugade added that PNR General Manager Junn Geronimo promised that old train coaches will be replaced with new ones by June next year.