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Old June 1st, 2009, 07:02 AM   #81
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so are they using the bars on all the trains or just on certain occasions?

Boston has grates on the windows of some of its trains too, and in the 1970's when the US had bad crime Amtrak and some other lines used them after some incidents. But these days though safety glass can deflect those things, and obviously a grate wouldn't protect against bullets, so it seems odd to have them.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 07:42 AM   #82
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the grates are supposed to deflect rocks or garbage thrown by the illegal settlers living within the right of way...
the good news though is that most of the squatters were relocated...

PNR clearing team in action:
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Triangulo area near Abad Santos RR Crossing





Squatters ignoring danger. While the heavy equipment is out of the way these scavengers dig their way to get some scrap metals.

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Old June 1st, 2009, 06:47 PM   #83
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Fresh Northrail Photo Updates!

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Old June 6th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #84
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2 more sets of new DMU's have arrived this week...

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Old June 16th, 2009, 06:38 AM   #85
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Tutuban Updates (6/15/09)

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PNR Engineers getting a lecture from STX Engine Co. employees



PNR Engineer inspecting DMR-02's engine



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Inside DMR-04
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Test run stopover at Pasay Road


Cockpit view while in transit


Hyundai Rotem employee recording data from the test run
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PNR DMU Test Run Video, once again by MC!!

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Old June 18th, 2009, 04:05 AM   #87
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very nice pictures
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Old July 14th, 2009, 11:02 AM   #88
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"Unveiling" of the new PNR...

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LRT G3 Buendia-Doreteo Jose, My ride to Tutuban PNR DMU Inauguration


PNR Main Office & Tutuban Station


PNR event stage


Emcee Nicolas Beda Priela giving trivias to the crowd


PNR GM Manuel Andal's welcome remarks


PNR Chair Mike Defensor


Media, Govt officials, Foreign Dignitaries, Investors waiting for PGMA


My best photo of PGMA during the event


Unveiling of new logo (pic1)


Unveiling of new logo (pic2)


New DMU Trains


Inside the refurbished DE LUXE coach


Fr. Joseph Alonzo blessing the new DMU train with VP Noli de Castro


VP Noli de Castro, a high ranking official from the South Korean Embassy, DOTC Sec. Leandro Mendoza and PNR Gen. Manager Owen Andal inside the newly-refurbished PNR Bicol De Luxe coach.


PGMA before boarding the PNR DMU Unit 1 (DMR01-ITR01-DMR-02 set)


Armed presidential guard inside DMU


Area for disabled passengers (and for my folding bike too)


SSC / RIHSPI crew inside DMU (Shranethomas, Daily Commuter, Mithril Cloud). Photo taken by Happosai


Happosai, a PNR passenger


Engineers from PNR (white) and STA.ROSA MOTORS (blue)


Inside the driver's cabin


View from the DMU Train


View outside the DMU (Pasig River & Pipe Line)


PNR DMU Presidential Train at Buendia Station


PGMA (in purple) leaving PNR Buendia Station


PGMA (in purple) leaving PNR Buendia Station


Second DMU unit at Buendia crossing
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Old July 14th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #89
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The new face of the Philippine National Railways



Newly refurbished coach made by Santarosa Philippines.


Inside the refurbished coach.


Another look at the refurbished coach.


Filtrack, the official name of the new PNR service.


The refurbished coach beside the Hyundai Rotem DMU.


Two of the DMUs side by side.


PNR General Manager Manuel Andal explaining the refurbished coach to Philippine Vice President Noli de Castro.


Blessing of the new trains.


Inside the DMU during the inaugural run.


Arrival at Buendia station in Makati City.


Reporters from local news channels covering the event.


Arrival of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at Buendia station.
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the refurbished coaches are interesting to say the least.

nonetheless, the redevelopment of PNR is amazing.
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Hey Mr. Threadstarter (Wheel of Steel), do you know where exactly is the location of the Guiguinto Terminal? Can you pinpoint the absolute spot?
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Nice pictures.

Two questions: why new trains have grilles in windows? (To avoid accidents caused by stones or due to insecurity of the areas served?).

In which line are used new trains?

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Nice pictures.

Two questions: why new trains have grilles in windows? (To avoid accidents caused by stones or due to insecurity of the areas served?).

In which line are used new trains?

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That's correct answer for No. 1.

Actually, the current under rehabilitation was the old line that connects Manila to Bicol down south. It just a repair and replacement of some damage properties. The New Trains used this line.
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New PNR DMU from S. Korea...

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Philippine National Railways

Philippine National Railways (Filipino: Pambansang Daangbakal ng Pilipinas), also known by its acronym, PNR, is a state-owned railway system in the Philippines, organized under the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) as an attached agency. PNR, as of October 9, 2008, was under Mike Defensor, who was named acting chairman, by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Established during the Spanish colonial period, the modern PNR was developed only in 1984. It currently operates around 479 kilometres of track on the island of Luzon, where most Philippine rail infrastructure is located. Because of this, PNR has become synonymous with the Philippine rail system.



A portion of the PNR network, specifically the Metro Manila portion of the network, is part of the Strong Republic Transit System (SRTS), and overall public transport system in the metropolis. It forms the backbone of all of Metro Manila's regional rail services, which extend to its suburbs and to provinces such as Laguna. However, other than reducing growing traffic congestion due to the rising number of motor vehicles in Metro Manila, PNR also aims to link key cities within the Philippines efficiently and to serve as an instrument in national socio-economic development. However, the meeting of that goal has been beset with problems regarding degraded infrastructure and a lack of government funding, problems that are being rectified with current rehabilitation efforts. The rehabilitation of PNR, which has been touted by various administrations, seeks to not only tackle those problems, but also to spur Philippine economic growth through an efficient railway system.

The PNR network



The PNR network consists of two main railway lines: the North Main Line, commonly known as Northrail, and the South Main Line, likewise known as Southrail. In Metro Manila, the lines are also known as the Green and Orange Lines respectively.

Northrail has been abandoned since the late 1980s. It was a 266-kilometer (165-mile) line stretching from Manila to San Fernando City in La Union, with a 55-kilometer (34-mile) branch line starting in Tarlac City and ending in San Jose City in Nueva Ecija. There were also branch lines extending from Paniqui in Tarlac to San Quintin in Pangasinan, from San Fernando City to Barangay Del Carmen in Floridablanca, both in Pampanga, and from Balagtas in Bulacan to Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija. According to current maps, the branch lines to San Quintin from Paniqui and to Rosales from San Fernando no longer exist.

Southrail is a 479-kilometer (267-mile) line from Manila to Legazpi City in Albay, with a 5-kilometer branch line starting in San Pedro in Laguna and ending in Carmona in Cavite, as well as two other branch lines connecting Calamba with Batangas City, and Los Baños with Santa Cruz in Laguna. There also existed a branch line from Santa Mesa in Manila to Barangay Hulo in Mandaluyong City, although this no longer exists.

At present, only Southrail is open, as northbound rail services ended in the late 1980s. No direct connection currently exists between Northrail and Southrail.

Both routes are single-track (except in Metro Manila) and is built to the "Cape Gauge" of 1067 mm (3 feet 6 inches). This narrow gauge standard, which results in lateral instability, together with the age of most of the passenger rolling-stock — built in Japan and Madras (now Chennai) in India — means that trains run at very low speeds. While the Cape Gauge is not inherently bad (New Zealand and Queensland Rail in particular use the same gauge successfully), it does pose problems for high-speed operation. Compared to the newer Light Rail Transit and Metro Rail Transit systems, which are built to standard gauge (1435 mm or 4 feet 8.5 inches) and can run up to 80 km/h (49 miles per hour), PNR trains can only run up to 50 km/h (31 miles per hour).

Commex trains parked at Tayuman station


Future expansion

Plans to rehabilitate and expand the Philippine railway network has been made a top priority of various administrations, since such actions would not only reduce the burden on the Philippine road network, but also cut down on traffic congestion, reduce travel times and spur economic growth. The rehabilitation and expansion of the PNR network is one of the key projects in the ten-point agenda of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

So far, South Korea and the People's Republic of China have offered to help restore Philippine railway services, with the former assisting with the rehabilitation and modernization of Southrail, and the latter helping to finance, build, and operate a rationalized Northrail service, as well as helping to rehabilitate and modernize Southrail as well. The Korean-funded portion covers the section of Southrail from Manila to Calamba, although present funding only covers the section of Southrail from Caloocan City to Muntinlupa City, which also serves as the Northrail-Southrail connection. The Chinese-funded portion covers the section from Calamba to Legazpi and further on to Matnog, Sorsogon. The Korean-funded Southrail project was originally expected to cost some 50 million US dollars but now costs around 70-100 million dollars. No figures have been released for the Chinese-funded portion of Southrail.

The Northrail project involves the upgrading of the present-day single track to a dual-track system, converting the rail gauge from narrow gauge to standard gauge, linking Manila to Malolos City in Bulacan, and further on to Angeles City and the Clark Special Economic Zone, as well as Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. This project is estimated to cost around 500 million dollars, with China providing some 400 million dollars in concessionary financing, as much of the right-of-way on Northrail will be brand-new. Construction began in early November 2006.

Congress has lately passed a bill to restore, rehabilitate, and modernize old existing lines, and extend lines northwards to Tuguegarao City in Cagayan and to Laoag City in Ilocos Norte, and southwards as far as Matnog in Sorsogon, which is covered by the Chinese-funded Southrail project. The bill also provides for the construction of a four-line Mindanao Railway, from different financing, and the restoration of the two-line Panay Railway, which was not originally operated by PNR.

Gil Puyat station in Makati City. The station was rehabilitated as part of the Phase 1 of the Northrail-Southrail Linkage Project which began in 2007.


The first of the new DMU trainsets from Hyundai Rotem at the Tutuban shed. The new trains are also part of the South Korean-funded Linkage project.


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Recto Station of the LRT Purple Line in Santa Cruz, Manila



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