The Philippine National Railways (PNR) recently unveiled its newest train sets from Indonesia.
The new trains consist of 3 locomotive and 15 passenger coaches, which are part of the PNR Management strategy of re-fleeting in 2018. The delivery of the new trains completes the 37 cars and 3 locomotives procured in 2018.
PNR GM Junn B. Magno said that the re-fleeting project will increase PNR capacity to carry passengers with a capacity of 1,250 per set per trip and a maximum design speed of 120 Kph. To set these apart from the current train sets of PNR, GM Magno said this new diesel-hydraulic locomotive has a water wading capacity of 18 inches.
“Itong mga tren na ito ay high capacity, kahit umuulan pwedeng idaan sa kalsada, walang electricals sa ilalim. Makakalusot sa baha. ‘Yung ginagamit kasi namin ngayon, nasa ilalim ‘yung diesel motor na kapag tumaas ang tubig, masisira. Itong bago ay designed para sa 6 inches na tubig, mailulusot sa mga baha ng Metro Manila,” GM Magno assured.