DOTr identifies 5 of 17 stations of Mla-Clark railway project

By Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star)
Updated June 26, 2017 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is set to mark today five of the 17 stations of the P255 billion Manila-Clark Railway Project which would connect Manila to Central Luzon.

The five stations to be marked are Marilao and Meycauayan in Bulacan, Valenzuela, Caloocan, and Tutuban in Metro Manila. The DOTr will identify the exact locations of the stations.

The other stations are: Solis, Bocaue, Balagtas, Guiguinto, Malolos, Calumpit, Apalit, San Fernando, Angeles, Clark, Clark International Airport, and the proposed New Clark City in Pampanga.

The 106-kilometer railway project is among the projects under the government’s “Build Build Build” infrastructure program.

“For the first time, a rail project will connect Manila to Central Luzon and it will be completed under the Duterte administration,” DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said in a statement yesterday.

Construction of the project is set to start in the last quarter of the year.

Completion, meanwhile, will be in the last quarter of 2021.

It will be funded through Official Development Assistance from Japan.

Through the project, the travel time from Manila to Clark will be reduced to just 55 minutes from two hours.