New rail cars are stationed at Surabaya Port in Indonesia while waiting for the carrier ship to deliver the wagons to the Philippines.
From the scheduled departure date tomorrow November 30, 6 wagons are expected to arrive in the country, which will produce two train sets (3 wagons per train set), by December 8 or 9.
They will run in the PNR line with the Route FFI and Malabon-FTI route.
By the time the new trains hit the line, an estimated 18 to 20 trips per day will be added to the PNR service, and will surely serve more passengers.
In total, there are 37 rail cars ordered by PNR from Indonesia.
Watch the actual test run footage:
There will be 31 remaining train coaches to be delivered from December 2019 to February 2020. They will produce an additional 7 train sets with 4-car and 5-car configurations.
Development of PNR facilities and services is under the direction of PNR General Manager Junn Magno, and with the guidance of DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade.