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Old September 12th, 2008, 08:58 AM   #21
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Philippine Rail Project Status
Updated: August 15, 2008

Railway Project Map

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Linkage Project (Caloocan to Alabang)
Goodbye to the 50kg/m track...

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Linkage Project (Alabang to Calamba)

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Southrail 1A (Calamba to Lucena)

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Nothrail Map

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Nortrail Phase 1 (Caloocan to Malolos)

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Northrail Phase 1 Stations

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Northrail Depot 1(Valenzuela)

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Northrail Phase 1 (Malolos to Clark)

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Old September 17th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #22
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let's get these projects started!!! we need to catch up.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 05:25 AM   #23
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

De Castro pushes revitalized,
modern PNR by 2009



Only one train ride will separate Pampanga and Calamba, Laguna soon as the modernized Philippine National Railways (PNR) goes into full operation by the summer of 2009, Vice President de Castro said Friday.

During the turnover ceremonies of the railways’ cleared right-of-way from the National Housing Autho*rity to the PNR, de Castro revealed that the reconstruction of the rail line from Pampanga to Calamba is underway and the old trains that used to service that route will soon be replaced.

In Sampaloc, Manila alone, 5,000 families were relo*cated and 2,045 illegal structures were demolished to give way to the project.

The revitalized railways will have trains that will run at 80 kilometers per hour, just like the existing Metro Rail Transit and the Light Rail Transit systems. That speed is a great improvement to the old trains that moved at a measly 5 kilometers per hour.

“I would like to thank the public for their cooperation because this project will really benefit us all. The informal settlers now have a place to live of their own, at a very affordable price. They won’t feel bad about that,” De Castro said.

The clearing the railroad of debris and informal settlers has yet to be completed in Tondo.

The vice president, who also heads the housing agency, said the revitalized railway can also serve the relocation communities, which include Caloocan South and Muntinlupa City.

“With the PNR in place, it won’t be difficult for them [relocated families] to come to Manila. The Bulacan segment is good and we are working on Pampanga and Alabang,” he added.

PNR General Manager Joey Sarasola said a Korean contractor will be involved in the project and that the new trains will be powered with diesel-electric engines.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 05:38 AM   #24
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How come the picture shows four rails and not just two?
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Old September 18th, 2008, 05:39 AM   #25
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How come the picture shows four rails and not just two?
It is an illustration purpose only.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #26
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Northrail Southrail Linkage Project Phase 2 (Albang to Calamba) 27km

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Stations

1. Muntinlupa Station Km 32.036
2. San Pedro Station Km 35.423
3. Pacita Main Gate Station Km 37.163
4. Golden City 1 Station Km 38.781
5. Binan Station Km 39.76
6. Sta. Rosa Station Km 43.80
7. Golden City Station Km 45.774
8. Cabuyao Station Km 47.527
9. Mamatid Station Km 52.96
10. Banlic Station Km 54.473
11. Calamba Station Km 56.16
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Old September 18th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #27
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How come the picture shows four rails and not just two?
It's a stock photograph, probably of somewhere in Europe.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 08:39 AM   #28
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This system is still a far cry from Thailand's and Malaysia's railway networks.
A BIG WHATEVER!!!!!!!!!
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Old September 30th, 2008, 12:21 AM   #29
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dude, it's true that we are still far from thailand's railway system but the good news is we are doing something to improve.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 03:06 AM   #30
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Guys, I think It's time to update!

Update Number 1


Let's Start with Blumentritt Station. Taken around 3PM, September 26, 2008 by Wheel of Steel.....

As you can see on the picture, the excavation was done and they dumped it with a certain mixture of cement and gravel for layer 1. The photo was taken from under the LRT Blumentrit Station approaching Tondo to the left.


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Taken from the train approaching Tondo. Dumping gravel are in progress. Much of the squatters are gone although still some other sruggles..


This photo was taken from the train focusing the small barrak for the workers of the track before it reaches a small crossing between Taft Ave. and Abad Santos Ave. Nice developments going around in this area.


The photo was taken from the train going to Tayuman before the Blumentritt Station. Gravel first layer still has to be laid. We can see on the left bountiful amount of ballast. I actually pick some of it and I noticed it's quiet heavy than the ordinary gravel we use for building houses.



Payloaders and other equipments are spotted on the site, including this small payloader, small tamping machine, road roller, graders, excavation trucks awaits the backhoes, etc.. Soon I realized the project has several constructors incharge for every station and job.


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Small tamping machine in action!!!


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The small roller machine use for those areas that big rollers cannot anymore reach.


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The lonely Blumentritt Station..


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Blumentritt track with concrete ties in-place.


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NEAR ESPANYA ST. AND ESPANYA STATION


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Brandnew and slightly bigger 37kg/m than the old one which is 32kg/m, as the new replacement. At first you would think it's 50kg/m because of it's appearance. I actually manage to get a closer look at the rail, we'll it's quiet different compared to existing resued rails. It has a very thick top steel.


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Brand new rails installed and old rails ready for junk.


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Newly deghetoed Espanya Station and it's environs. What a big surprised to me. For almost 2 decades. Wow!!!


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Espanya PNR crossing under reconstruction.


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FTI Station under construction...


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Old October 10th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #31
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Guys, I think It's time to update!

Update Number 1


Let's Start with Blumentritt Station. Taken around 3PM, September 26, 2008 by Wheel of Steel.....

As you can see on the picture, the excavation was done and they dumped it with a certain mixture of cement and gravel for layer 1. The photo was taken from under the LRT Blumentrit Station approaching Tondo to the left.


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Taken from the train approaching Tondo. Dumping gravel are in progress. Much of the squatters are gone although still some other sruggles..


This photo was taken from the train focusing the small barrak for the workers of the track before it reaches a small crossing between Taft Ave. and Abad Santos Ave. Nice developments going around in this area.


The photo was taken from the train going to Tayuman before the Blumentritt Station. Gravel first layer still has to be laid. We can see on the left bountiful amount of ballast. I actually pick some of it and I noticed it's quiet heavy than the ordinary gravel we use for building houses.



Payloaders and other equipments are spotted on the site, including this small payloader, small tamping machine, road roller, graders, excavation trucks awaits the backhoes, etc.. Soon I realized the project has several constructors incharge for every station and job.


image hosted on flickr

Small tamping machine in action!!!


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The small roller machine use for those areas that big rollers cannot anymore reach.


image hosted on flickr

The lonely Blumentritt Station..


image hosted on flickr

Blumentritt track with concrete ties in-place.


image hosted on flickr



image hosted on flickr



image hosted on flickr




NEAR ESPANYA ST. AND ESPANYA STATION


image hosted on flickr

Brandnew and slightly bigger 37kg/m than the old one which is 32kg/m, as the new replacement. At first you would think it's 50kg/m because of it's appearance. I actually manage to get a closer look at the rail, we'll it's quiet different compared to existing resued rails. It has a very thick top steel.


image hosted on flickr

Brand new rails installed and old rails ready for junk.


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Newly deghetoed Espanya Station and it's environs. What a big surprised to me. For almost 2 decades. Wow!!!


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Espanya PNR crossing under reconstruction.


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FTI Station under construction...


single tracks lang?
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Old October 10th, 2008, 09:39 AM   #32
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Old October 11th, 2008, 04:12 PM   #33
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dude, it's true that we are still far from thailand's railway system but the good news is we are doing something to improve.
they are doing something to improve??? way back to ex-president marcos period, philippines was always ahead among the other southeast asian countries.. But as I see in the present government, lagi tayong nahuhuli! may mga projects nga hndi nman pwdeng walang anumalya..
NAIA 3, aamagin nalang lahat hndi pa rin maresolba ang kaso..
"doing something para MAKAKURAKOT"

anyway, friendz tayo ha..
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this project is again funded by other countries (china and korea)??? ang mga fly overs funded ng japan.. hndi b kaya ng pinas na magpagawa ng mga ganitong infrastructure galing sa sariling budget..? ang laki laki ng nakukurakot este nalilikom sa mga tax eh..
Bakit naman nung time ni Marcos naitayo ang kauna unahang LRT along Taft Avenue.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #35
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this project is again funded by other countries (china and korea)??? ang mga fly overs funded ng japan.. hndi b kaya ng pinas na magpagawa ng mga ganitong infrastructure galing sa sariling budget..? ang laki laki ng nakukurakot este nalilikom sa mga tax eh..
Bakit naman nung time ni Marcos naitayo ang kauna unahang LRT along Taft Avenue.
yeah, tama ka dyan... kung tutuusin nga kaya natin yun. ang probrema lng gus2 ng gobyerno na ipangutang nila sa ibang bansa at sila ang makinabang sa perang pang proyekto natin d2 sa pinas. hay! kaya ang nangyayari ang utang ng bansa nag papatong patong na kaya d din tayu na unlad. and mga umuunlad lng ay ang mga mayayaman na mamamayan, investors lokal at dayuhan. pero sa totoo lng maraming mamamayang pilipino ang sumasapit sakahirapan. mga sakim kc ang gobyerno. kaya bulok ang pinas tlga. dapat ng religius leader sa pilipinas yung may takot sa diyos.
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this project is again funded by other countries (china and korea)??? ang mga fly overs funded ng japan.. hndi b kaya ng pinas na magpagawa ng mga ganitong infrastructure galing sa sariling budget..? ang laki laki ng nakukurakot este nalilikom sa mga tax eh..
Bakit naman nung time ni Marcos naitayo ang kauna unahang LRT along Taft Avenue.
nung time ni marcos tayo nga ang nagfufund ng mga projects. ngayon, di mo ba nakikita ang nangyari? malaking utang.
malaki dahil may kasamang extra token para sa mga involved sa proyekto. mabuti ngayon ibang bansa ang gumagawa para mahuli nila tayo sa ating mga kalokohan.
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nung time ni marcos tayo nga ang nagfufund ng mga projects. ngayon, di mo ba nakikita ang nangyari? malaking utang.
malaki dahil may kasamang extra token para sa mga involved sa proyekto. mabuti ngayon ibang bansa ang gumagawa para mahuli nila tayo sa ating mga kalokohan.
hndi nman kalakihang utang yun iho.. isa pa may extra token man ginamit p din cya sa mga projects sa pinas, although hndi p din ok consider as mas ok na kumpara sa ating present gov't. ang present government ba hndi nangungutang? mostly sa mga projects satin e funded by foreign countries? tapos continues pa din ang pangungutang ng govt sa ibang bansa.. bukod p dito ang mga tax na kung saan saan nalang pinapataw SAAN NAPUPUNTA? Ok n sana yung mga extra token nalang, hndi nman tlga maiwasan sa gobyerno ang corruption.. pero ang present gov't ay nasa worst status of corruption..
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Can you guys post in ENGLISH Thank you

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they are doing something to improve??? way back to ex-president marcos period, philippines was always ahead among the other southeast asian countries.. But as I see in the present government, lagi tayong nahuhuli! may mga projects nga hndi nman pwdeng walang anumalya..
NAIA 3, aamagin nalang lahat hndi pa rin maresolba ang kaso..
"doing something para MAKAKURAKOT"

anyway, friendz tayo ha..
marcos era was the start of downfall of the philippines... and guys PLEASE POST IN ENGLISH!!! WANCH is correct, this is not philippine forum.

OnT: the development of these projects are very slow. and again china-funded project is very anomalous.
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marcos era was the start of downfall of the philippines... and guys PLEASE POST IN ENGLISH!!! WANCH is correct, this is not philippine forum.

OnT: the development of these projects are very slow. and again china-funded project is very anomalous.
marcos era just start the practice of corruption but inspite of his corrupt government, Philippines was obviously ahead and more progessive among the other southeast asian countries. Just use the LRT in Manila as example, I pressume this LRT is the first modern elivated railway system in southeast asia. During that time, inspite of being notable corrupt country, many other countries vow Philippines for being competitive and progressive. Besides, comparing marcos government to the present government, there is only a very few corrupt officials in marcos administration, but from Ramos government upto the present government, not all but many of the government officials can freely exercise corruption.

concerning to this northrail project, cguro ok n din keysa naman sa wala.. masakit man isipin pero hndi talaga pwdeng may projects na walang kurakot dba..
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