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PNR Clark Phase 2 to boost growth in Central Luzon

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CLARK FREEPORT -- Department of Transporta­tion (DOTr) secretary Arthur Tugade said over the weekend that the North-South Commuter Railway or NSCR project segment in Clark is seen to spur the local economy in Central Luzon, cut the cost of doing business, attract investment­s and enhance productivi­ty once completed.

In a statement delivered by DOTr Undersecre­tary Giovanni Lopez during the an inspection of ongoing civil works of the NSCR PNR Clark Phase 2, Tugade said that once operationa­l, the project will cut travel time from Malolos to Clark from the current 1.5 to 2 hours, to just 30-35 minutes. It has six stations in Calumpit [Bulacan], Apalit, City of San Fernando, Angeles City, Clark Freeport, and Clark Internatio­nal Airport.

The project is part of the massive 147-km NSCR, which will have 35 stations, and shall operate 464 train cars, with 58 8-car train sets configurat­ion. As of July 2021, PNR Clark Phase 2 recorded an overall progress rate of 32 percent, while PNR Clark Phase 1 (Tutuban to Malolos segment), is now 48 percent complete.

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Constructi­on site of the PNR Clark Phase 2 extension project (DOTr)
PNR CLARK PHASE 2. Constructi­on site of the PNR Clark Phase 2 extension project (DOTr)

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