The Philippine National Railways today unveiled a couple of new four-car INKA 8100-series trains that will accommodate 35,000 more passengers every day, according to PNR general manager Junn Magno. The Department of Transportation calls the presentation a Valentine’s Day gift to Filipino commuters.
The new trains will reportedly ply the Tutuban-to-Alabang route, and are expected to serve up to 1,000 passengers per trip.
While the trains undergo their mandatory 150-hour validation and static test, a limited number of passengers will be able to ride them for free, announced Magno.
In its Facebook post, DOTr captioned the photos you see here with the following text:
PAGBABAGO NA RAMDAM!
Which means “change that can be felt” in English. Probably a potshot at the past administration. Anyway, we hope these trains can and will be properly maintained for the benefit of the public.