PNR Clark Phase 2 to boost growth in Central Luzon
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.