PNR suspends Alabang-Calamba trips for NSCR construction

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 2) — The Philippine National Railways (PNR) on Friday said daily trips of the Alabang-Calamba route will temporarily stop beginning July 2 to make way for the construction of the massive North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project.

In a statement, the PNR said the route closure would affect the 4:38 a.m. and 7:56 p.m. trips.

As construction starts, the PNR said eight stations would be unavailable: Alabang, Muntinlupa, San Pedro, Biñan, Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao, Mamatid, and Calamba.

Nearly 500 commuters take each trip, the PNR noted.

Transportation Undersecretary for Railways Cesar Chavez said an elevated, double-track, and electrified train system would be established above the PNR tracks, aimed to replace the existing PNR’s setup.

The NSCR is a 147-kilometer railway network designed to connect Metro Manila to the regional centers of Pampanga and Laguna.