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DOTr, NLEX Corp ink deal to build PNR Clark Phase 2 columns

  • The Department of Transportation and NLEX Corp agreed to start construction of columns for the Philippine National Railways Clark Phase 2 project
  • NLEX Corp will construct columns on the shoulders and median island that will cross above the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway
  • PNR Clark Phase 2 is 53-kilometer rail line that has six stations and will connect Malolos, Bulacan to Clark, Pampanga
  • It will cut travel time between Malolos and Clark to just 35 minutes

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and NLEX Corp. have formally signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the construction of columns for the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark Phase 2 project.

Under the MOA signed on November 16, the columns for the second phase of PNR-Clark will be constructed on the shoulders and median island that will cross above the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) to allow seamless operations of both the expressway and the railway.

DOTr and NLEX Corp., the builder-concessionaire and operator of SCTEX and North Luzon Expressway, will coordinate on project design, traffic management plan, safety plan, and security plan.

“PNR Clark Phase 2 is a monumental project that hopes to revitalize regions by improving mobility of people and advancing the transport of goods to and from the provinces,” NLEX Corp. president and general manager J. Luigi Bautista said.

Part of the 147-kilometer North-South Commuter Railway project, PNR Clark Phase 2 is a 53km rail line that will connect Malolos, Bulacan to Clark, Pampanga. It has six stations — in Calumpit, Apalit, San Fernando, Angeles, Clark, and Clark International Airport.

PNR Clark Phase 2’s current overall progress is at 32.21%, according to DOTr.

Once fully operational, the project will cut travel time between Malolos, Bulacan and Clark, Pampanga from the current 1.5 to 2 hours to just 30 to 35 minutes.

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