By Richa Noriega
The Philippine National Railways (PNR) unveils the 8,100 series consisting of two trainsets with four-car formation per set on Valentine’s Day.
General Manager Junn Magno, who led the unwrapping ceremony, announced that passengers can ride the new trains for free during its 150-hour validation and static test.
“With the additional new trains, the whole fleet can now accommodate additional 35,000 passengers, and it will be increasing in the next few years,” Magno said.
The 8,100 series of Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) will run from Tutuban to Alabang once deployed for operation. The new set of trains is expected to serve 1,000 passengers per trip.
The addition of trains is part of the agency’s 2018 train procurement and strategy that aims to boost the country’s railway capacity.