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Old February 28th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #61
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Northrail construction 'accelerated'

CLARK FREEPORT -- North Luzon Railways Corporation (Northrail) chairman Edgardo Pamintuan said the massive construction work on the 82-kilometer Northrail Railway Project is now accelerating at a steady pace following the resumption of work in early this month.

Pamintuan reported to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during the Cabinet meeting here on Tuesday that "every aspect, which would contribute to faster construction work, will be explored and employed to cover for the delay of project, which now runs to five years."

He said 10 board piles have already been built and faster build-up is expected as work accelerates. The NorthRail Engineering Team, he said, had accomplished 38.95 percent of the needed embankments, which was all classified as Good for Construction (GFC).


Pile Boring at Malolos Viaduct


Others are medium and minor bridges, framed bridges, passenger tunnel and stations which total 0.58 percent were also constructed, according to Pamintuan.


Gravel Piling at Malolos Embankment


"One of the measures adopted for faster project completion is the hiring of more Filipino subcontractors," he said.

Moreover, personnel of Sinomach, the project contractor formerly known as China National Machinery and Equipment Corporation, has expressed willingness to join their Filipino counterparts to work on a 24/7 basis.

"We have been prodding the Chinese and Filipino contractors to work harder because our countrymen, especially those residing in Central and Northern Luzon, have already waited too long to enjoy the comfort and benefits of a world class railway system," Pamintuan said.

He added that Northrail's engineering, executive, and administrative and support staff are now reporting to an office closer to the project site for better and faster coordination and improved work efficiency.

"Transferring our offices to Guiguinto, Bulacan may appear as a small matter but it represents part of Northrail mission: to disperse the working and student population of Metro Manila to decongest the metropolis and usher growth and development in the countryside," he said, adding: "We now only maintain a satellite office in Manila with skeletal personnel."

Pamintuan explained that problems about design and other engineering details, which contributed to project's delay, have already been threshed out following "harmonization workshop conducted among a group of Filipino engineers and their Chinese counterparts during a three-week session in Tanjin, China last December."

The five-year delay was also caused by right-of-way disputes and "the sustained effort by some individuals to derail the project through a systematic disinformation campaign," Pamintuan said.
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I can't wait to see the complete of the entire project....
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Old March 20th, 2009, 04:47 AM   #63
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Philippine National Railways Brand New Train

Announcing the arrival of the First PNR Brand New DMU sets from Rotem, South Korea... Just click the page....

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Old March 20th, 2009, 05:23 AM   #64
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good news...
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Old March 24th, 2009, 09:34 AM   #65
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good news indeed but hopefully someday we can build our own.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 09:52 AM   #66
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Old March 30th, 2009, 08:30 AM   #67
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SOUTH RAIL UPDATE: NEW TRAINS HAVE ARRIVED AND MORE ARE COMING THIS YEAR. STATIONS ARE BEING RENOVATED, THOUSANDS OF ILLEGAL SETTLERS ALONG THE TRACKS HAVE BEEN RELOCATED

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A preview from the RIHSPI Tutuban Yard Visit held earlier today.

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FTI STATION UPDATE 3/27/09

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FTI station on progress











heading for bicutan... magugulat kayo sa mga susunod na pics at vids..

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SAN ANDRES STATION..


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Buendia Station repaint, the roof was also repainted to orange to match the new rolling stock color:

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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:40 AM   #68
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latest update of the northrail-southrail linkage project...

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PNR Workers including some illegal settlers removing the old PNR tracks. The illegal settlers are busy collecting the old nails from the tracks to be sell at the local "magbobote" junk shop.

















I'm in luck!! I witnessed the operation of the Plasser at the Blumentritt area.































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Old May 8th, 2009, 08:04 AM   #69
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some Tutuban Terminal updates...

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Since walang byahe sa tanghali. What I did was to walk inside the yard, from Tutuban terminal to Tayuman gate. The security is only strict at the Tutuban Gate and entrance. But once you're inside, no more guards questioning you.























































































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Philippine HSR

On which lot will the Airport Express stations in The Fort and NAIA be built?
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High Tech Rolling Stocks (DMU) for Northrail

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Is this confirmed?
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wishful thinking i guess. but i am hoping
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Old May 13th, 2009, 04:26 AM   #73
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wishful thinking i guess. but i am hoping
What you see is what you'll have

I've seen renders of the LRT-2 and the PNR DMU and they ended up getting these models. I'm sure it will be the same for Northrail
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What you see is what you'll have

I've seen renders of the LRT-2 and the PNR DMU and they ended up getting these models. I'm sure it will be the same for Northrail
I agree with you Wanch!
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but northrail will use overhead cables to supply its electricity... correct me if im wrong.
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i thought Northrail will not yet be electrified
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it will not, initially.. electrification will be the planned next once the operation beings; have to settle with DMU's for now...

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Good to see the Philippines rebuild its rail system. It will benefit the country, the environment, and give me a reason to visit as a railfan. Some of the pictures of the old, run-down stock are heartbreaking. Kudos to the government for actually building something- in my native California, we just bicker among ourselves trying to build a high speed rail line, I wonder if it will ever actually get built before I die...
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Good to see the Philippines rebuild its rail system. It will benefit the country, the environment, and give me a reason to visit as a railfan. Some of the pictures of the old, run-down stock are heartbreaking. Kudos to the government for actually building something- in my native California, we just bicker among ourselves trying to build a high speed rail line, I wonder if it will ever actually get built before I die...
Thanks...it's really encouraging that this current gov't is pro-railways including MRT/LRT....

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SOUTHRAIL

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Hyundai Rotem DMU sighted at Buendia station at May 18, 2009, 12:15PM
Yes, the composition was done on purpose. New station, new train, and the N-S Linkage Project signage in one frame.


If I heard it right, it might be similar. Unless what I really heard was the PNR clearing train that came after it.

NORTHRAIL

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At least we can say after the Northrail construction that we two are the Northrail heroes of SSC...


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latest updates...

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so beautiful



dmu depot



new ties

new logo and livery for the new DMU...:

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other angle shots of the newly designed PNR dMU






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