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D.M. Consunji boosts order book by P14B

The construction and engineering arm of DMCI Holdings has boosted its order book by P14 billion following a brand-new deal to build a commuter railway from Tutuban, Manila, to Malolos, Bulacan—the single biggest infrastructure project it bagged so far this year.

D.M. Consunji also expects to employ 5,000 workers for this North-South Commuter Railway (NCSR) phase 1, which will shorten travel time between Malolos and Tutuban to just 35 minutes from one hour and 30 minutes at present.

The construction firm has earmarked P2 billion in capital outlays for the next two years to support its railway construction activities, the bulk of which will be used to acquire construction equipment.
Read more: https://business.inquirer.net/271023/d-m-consunji-boosts-order-book-by-p14b#ixzz5odGQJrpC
 

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kaso ung mga e233, narrow gauge un mga un, eh eto standard gauge. di magmumukhang cute ung mga tren natin
They can just use the E233 as a base for the car bodies, but use standard gauge for the axles.

In other words, they can just make a standard-gauge copy/variant of the E233.

Either way, that's likely not what they're planning.
 

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DMCI to spend ₱2B as work begins for Manila-Bulacan railway

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) — Construction firm D.M. Consunji, Inc. has alloted ₱2 billion in the next two years as it begins work on the first phase of a commuter railway that will connect Bulacan and Manila. In a disclosure, its parent firm DMCI Holdings, Inc. said the amount is earmarked largely for the purchase of construction equipment as they build Phase 1 of the government's planned North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR). The Department of Transportation signed the contract with DMCI and its Japanese partner Taisei Corp. on Monday.

The 147-kilometer NSCR is among the biggest infrastructure projects being pursued by the Duterte administration. The project is worth ₱777.55 billion, with a big chunk of funding coming from official development assistance from Japan.
6 Stations. Some elevated.

The ₱54-billion contract for this segment covers the construction of about 22 kilometers of train tracks mounted on elevated structures, six stations, and a train depot in Valenzuela. The stations will traverse Solis Street in Tondo, Manila, Caloocan, Valenzuela and Meycauayan, Marilao, and Bocaue in Bulacan, the DOTr said. Before this, work has started to put up train stations in Balagtas, Guiguinto and Malolos, Bulacan.

The listed developer said the project is eyed to be completed in 42 months or by end-2022. DMCI said they are looking to hire up to 5,000 direct and indirect workers in the next three years to meet this deadline.


The existing alignment of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) will be used for the project, which spans from Malolos, Bulacan all the way to Tutuban in Manila. DMCI said this is their fifth railway project, having been given the contracts to build the north extension of the Light Rail Transit line 1, the east extension of the LRT Line 2, together with two other PNR projects.
So what will be the status of PNR in Metro Manila? Will this replace PNR?
I hope this one completely replaces PNR. Too many at-grade intersections with the roads. Should be elevated/underground now.

The construction firm is also developing the Dubai Monorail in the United Arab Emirates. Once completed, the train line is expected to trim travel time between Malolos and Tutuban to just 35 minutes. Trains are expected to serve 300,000 passengers daily, and will run at a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour.
By today's standards is a maximum speed of just 120 kph a bit slow? I am assuming that the average speed of the train (when it is operational) is between 60 - 100 kph. Yes, it cannot be too fast since it will be decelerating near stations. But still, max speed of just 120 kph is not powerful.
 

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DMCI says ‘gearing up’ for North-South Commuter Railway project

The project will connect the NSCR Phase 1 (Malolos-Tutuban), the PNR South Commuter Railway (Solis-Calamba) and the Malolos-Clark Railway Project (MCRP), and create a 147-kilomoter elevated, double-track and seamless connection from Clark International Airport to Calamba, Laguna, with 36 stations.

DMCI says ‘gearing up’ for North-South Commuter Railway project
(Philstar.com) - May 21, 2019 - 4:23pm
MANILA, Philippines — D.M. Consunji Inc. (DMCI) said Tuesday it was “gearing up” for the Phase 1 of the North South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project, adding the company would earmark P2 billion in capital expenditures for the next two years to support its railway construction activities.

In a disclosure to the stock exchange, DMCI said it would employ up to 5,000 direct and indirect workers within the next 30 months to meet the manpower requirements of the NSCR project, which is expected to be completed in 42 months.
Most of the news so far is North Luzon. Mabuti nalang meron din balita sa South papuntang Calamba, Laguna

Construction of North-South Commuter Railway kicks off
“Building mass transport systems and high-impact infrastructure is part of our DNA. We are very excited and grateful to be part of this game-changing project for our country,” DMCI president and CEO Jorge Consunji said. The NSCR project has a total contract value of ¥114 billion or approximately P54 billion based on prevailing exchange rates. The project will use the existing alignment of the Philippine National Railway, which runs from Malolos, Bulacan to Tutuban in Manila. According to DMCI, the project involves the construction of 22-kilometer elevated viaduct structures, six stations and a depot, which will be located in Valenzuela. The Department of Transportation recently awarded the NSCR Phase 1 contract to the joint venture of DMCI and Taisei Corporation of Japan.
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— Ian Nicolas Cigaral
https://www.philstar.com/business/2019/05/21/1919724/dmci-says-gearing-up-north-south-commuter-railway-project
 

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DMCI to spend ₱2B as work begins for Manila-Bulacan railway



6 Stations. Some elevated.



So what will be the status of PNR in Metro Manila? Will this replace PNR?
I hope this one completely replaces PNR. Too many at-grade intersections with the roads. Should be elevated/underground now.



By today's standards is a maximum speed of just 120 kph a bit slow? I am assuming that the average speed of the train (when it is operational) is between 60 - 100 kph. Yes, it cannot be too fast since it will be decelerating near stations. But still, max speed of just 120 kph is not powerful.
May nabanggit si PNR GM na etong NSCR magiging premium service tapos ireretain muna temporarily itong existing PNR...
 

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^ Whoa. Sana may 1 pang stop yung limited express between Solis and CIA. But I understand they probably want to keep the Alabang to CIA under 1 hour.

Nakita nyo na statement ng DOTr against Jarius Bondoc?

Ano ginawa ni Tugade sa kanya? Parang ang init ata netong si Jarius kay Art. Or baka presstitute din to at binabayaran lang ng isang kumpanya na di na-awardan ng kontrata?
 

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^ yung Marilao station yung tingin kong dapat may stop over ang Limited express. Nandyan sa part na yan Marilao, Meycauyan at SJDM ang pinakamaraming population. Yung Meycauyan station malapit lang din sa Marilao station.
 

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I guess the CIA limited express want to compete with p2p buses plying to manila clark route, once na completed na ang buong nscr project, some airlines will transfer their flights to CIA to decongest NAIA
 

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So based on the BW article I get that J-Trec gets the first package while the second gets awarded later this year. But at the same time there's this little snippet.


“’Yung pangalawa nating rolling stock package, ’yung 38 na train sets, ’yan ay for publication nitong third quarter of 2019 [The call for bids for the second rolling stock package involving the 38 train sets is for publication by the third quarter of 2019],” Mr. Batan said.


Does that mean what I think it means? Another company other than J-Trec can bid for rolling stock?
 
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