16 July 2009
New airconditioned coaches of the PNR have started passenger service from Tutuban to Bicutan. From Tutuban, the trains pass through stations in España, Sta. Mesa, Buendia, FTI and then to Bicutan. Minimum fare is P10 while fare for the entire route is P15. The entire trip takes only about 37 minutes.
The train service schedule is currently limited to trips at 6am and 3:30pm. This frequency will increase when more new trains arrive and are deployed along the line.
More on this story in this flash report by Connie Sison courtesy of GMANews.tv:
This is the Unang Hirit report by Ian Cruz:
This is an earlier report by Susan Enriquez on July 14 showing PGMA and VP Noli De Castro inaugurating the new PNR coaches.
Susan also shows us that the coaches' have comfort rooms, TV sets, and rotating chairs:
By January or February next year, the PNR train service is expected to reach as far down south as Bicol.