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Construction of Alabang-Calamba segment of NSCR has just begun

Expected completion date is April 2028

As usual, construction begins with a fancy ground-breaking ceremony. PHOTO FROM DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The country’s traveling public is pinning its hopes on the North-South Commuter Railway project. This is the 147km rail link that will offer fast, affordable and (hopefully) reliable connections to 28 cities and municipalities in Central Luzon, Metro Manila, and Calabarzon. Civil works on various parts of the line are already in progress, and the Department of Transportation has recently broken ground on the project’s Alabang-Calamba segment.

The section is 32km long and will follow the existing Philippine National Railways route between Alabang and Calamba. It will be an elevated, electrified train line with the following stops:

  • Alabang
  • Muntinlupa
  • San Pedro
  • Pacita
  • Biñan
  • Santa Rosa
  • Cabuyao
  • Banlic
  • Calamba

Construction is expected to be completed in April 2028. To make way for the build, the PNR has stopped servicing the entirety of the Tutuban-Calamba route. The Biñan-Alabang service will continue until July 16, which will leave the Alabang-Tutuban link as the only one operational.

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