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Andrew Tan proposes 2km Fort Bonifacio-Guadalupe ‘Skytrain’

The group of tycoon Andrew Tan has submitted an unsolicited proposal to build a two-kilometer monorail that will link Fort Bonifacio to the MRT Guadalupe Station, seeking to boost connectivity for commuters amid worsening traffic conditions in the metropolis. The proposal was submitted by INFRACORP Development Inc., a new company created by conglomerate Alliance Global […]

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Metro Manila subway extension to Naia approved

The first subway system in the country will be extended to the main international gateway and was approved by economic managers yesterday with a higher project cost of $7 billion, the country’s chief economist said. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia told the Inquirer that the National Economic and Development Authority’s Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) […]

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Gov’t to fast-track subway plan

Economic managers are expected to approve today a higher project cost for the first subway system in the country to fast-track its completion, the country’s chief economist said. On the sidelines of the House plenary debates on the proposed P3.767-trillion 2018 national budget yesterday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia told the Inquirer that the […]

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LOOK: Malaysia train operator uses ‘Annabelle’ doll to spook unruly passengers

The grind of the daily commute is grueling enough as it is for most public transport passengers, and sometimes unruly travelers only make it worse. Malaysia’s metro rail transport service RapidKL looks to ease this problem once and for all, by introducing the popular sinister doll “Annabelle” to misbehaving passengers. As seen in a viral […]

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Tugade eyes 2020 opening of Manila-Clark railway system

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade is pushing for the Philippine National Railway’s (PNR) Manila-Clark line to be opened in 2020, or a year earlier than expected. Based on the study made by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), the railway system is set to be completed by the last quarter of 2021. But during Monday’s marking […]

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DOTr wants China to fund Manila-Bicol railway project

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) plans to tap a loan from the Chinese government to build a railway project linking Manila to Bicol region, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said on Monday. The planned connection, once part of the Public Private Partnership pipeline before the shift to overseas development assistance funding, will be done via a […]

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Business wants common train station project fast-tracked

Thirteen influential foreign and local business groups in the country have urged the government to fast-track completion of the common train station that would link three major rail commuter lines in the metropolis, a much-awaited transport infrastructure that was being derailed by prolonged discussions in Congress. After feuding parties have struck a compromise deal on […]

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House panel to inspect MRT-LRT common station site Wednesday

MANILA — The House committee on Metro Manila development will inspect this Wednesday (Feb. 1) the proposed site of the railway common station at north Edsa in Quezon City. This could determine if lawmakers should withhold funding and urge the government to scrap the recently inked deal, the committee chairperson, Quezon City 2nd Dist. Rep. […]

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Common train station contract finally signed

The railway common station project, stuck in limbo for nearly eight years as mall titans SM North Edsa of the Sy family and Trinoma of Ayala fought for its prime location and millions in daily business foot traffic, now has a clear way forward. Work is scheduled to begin before the yearend and upon completion […]

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Super-fast train to navigate Abu Dhabi-Dubai route in 12 minutes

Championed to be a revolutionary high-speed mass transport system, Hyperloop One is shown in a just-released teaser video, which is  a preview of a big announcement to be made in UAE. It is not certain what the announcement will be, but given the previously conducted test run on an unmanned sled, the next logical step would be a test […]

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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