Saturday, November 18, 2017

PH, Russia to revive the North Luzon railway system, connecting Manila to Cagayan

The Duterte administration is set to revive the plan to rebuild Luzon’s northern railway network, connecting Manila to Tarlac, La Union and Cagayan.

The Department of Transportation, which held the bilateral talk with Russia during the ASEAN Summit announced the news on Tuesday.

Leah Quiambao, the Transport Assistant Secretary, said that both countries are exploring on several locations too which includes possible grant from Russia to finance a study on other areas beyond New Clark City in Pampanga.

“Russia is expected to bring with it its development experience, gained in the course of building its 86,000 kilometers of mainline and 60,000 km of secondary railway lines,” Quiambao said.

Also the current administration said it would pursue a Japan-funded P360-billion Metro Manila subway project, linking Quezon City and Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Source: Inquirer