PNR Naga-Legazpi service resumes Dec 27

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PNR Naga-Legazpi service resumes Dec 27
Screenshot of Philippine National Railway video on the Naga-Legazpi service, which starts on December 27, 2023.
  • The Philippine National Railways Naga-Legazpi service will resume operations on December 27 after six years
  • There will be four trips on the 100-kilometer line daily: two between Naga City and Legazpi City and another two from Legazpi City to Naga City
  • The two-hour train ride (each way) will cut about 30 minutes from the usual bus ride

The Philippine National Railways (PNR) Naga-Legazpi service resumes on December 27 after a six-year suspension.

The 100-kilometer route will have four daily trips: two between Naga City and Legazpi City and another two from Legazpi City to Naga City.

The route covers the following stations and flag stops:

  • Naga City
  • Pili
  • Baao
  • Iriga
  • Lourdes
  • Bato
  • Matacon
  • Polangui
  • Oas
  • Ligao
  • Travesia
  • Daraga
  • Bagtang
  • Washington Drive
  • Capantawan
  • Legazpi

The two-hour train ride (each way) will cut about 30 minutes from the usual bus ride.

Fares start at P15 for passengers disembarking at the first station and P155 for an end-to-end train ride.

PNR announced a 20% discount for students, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities upon presentation of a valid ID.

The service was suspended in April 2017 due to insufficient train coaches and locomotives.

Bicol Saro party-list Rep. Brian Raymund Yamsuan on Tuesday said the PNR trips “will further stimulate trade between these two major commercial hubs” in their respective provinces, which may affect the entire region eventually.

“This is a belated, but certainly a most welcome, and fitting Christmas gift for Bicolanos. More so now that they will be able to usher in the New Year with the sound of locomotives bearing not only commuters but increased trade and the bustle of economic activity in every train stop that spans the Naga-Legazpi route,” Yamsuan said.

“Increased trade and people movement between these highly competitive cities as a result of the resumption of the Naga-Legazpi rail operations means more jobs, better access to education, and more business and livelihood opportunities for Bicolanos,” he added.