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Travel Comfortably In This PNR's Newest Japan-Made Trains


Commuters from the South such as Los Baños, Pansol, Masili, College, and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has now the option to ride the newest train of the Philippine National Railways (PNR), and experience the comfort of their rotating and reclining chairs throughout your journey.

Each new trains which are Kogane sets, consists of three coaches could accommodate 81 passengers with stoable table, leg rests, and  the toilets inside. The fare from Tutuban station to Los Baños (IRRI) vice versa is P150.

The Philippine National Railway (PNR) has just started using a new set of trains purchased from Japan. Apart from the Kogane train, the DOTr said two new train sets, each with three rail cars, is set to arrive from Indonesia.

The tests have been conducted to ensure the smooth-running operation of the extended services, and that more trips will be added over time, said PNR General Manager Junn Magno.

“With the holiday season in full effect, we might increase trip frequency the moment ridership improves. Our engineering department has certified the line to be passable, and our Operations and Rolling Stock departments made the necessary preparation for the extension of the service,” Magno said.

The PNR has ordered a total of 37 rail cars from Indonesia. A total of seven train sets of four and five-car configurations are set to be delivered from December 2019 to February 2020.

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