PNR looking at alternate transport during 5-year operations pause



The Philippine National Railways (PNR) will be suspending their operations for five years, to give way for the construction of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR).

The PNR said that they are now conducting a coordination with various agencies as well as local government units that would help provide alternative routes to passengers who will be affected by the during the five-year paused operations.

“Ang [Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board] ay maaaring magbukas ng bagong special bus lanes at jeepney routes po,” PNR general manager Jeremy Regino said in a radio interview aired over radio station DZBB.

“Tayo din po ay makikipagkonsulta po sa mga [local government units] para maayos din po nang husto ang mga alternatibong transportasyon” he added.

Regino explained that the temporary stoppage of the PNR operations will be done in segments.

He also said that the government stand to save some P15 billion should the PNR operations be halted during the construction of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR).

The PNR is expected to make the announcement in the coming months with regards to the temporary closure.

CurrentPH News Service

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